Monday, April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Like people, each of the billions of galaxies in the universe developed its own unique traits over a complicated lifetime. Until recently, astronomers have only been able to study galaxies closest to...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Gravity, the fundamental force that shaped our planet, varies across the Earth’s surface, both from place to place and over time. For more than three centuries, scientists have made gravity...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Butterflies are well known for the beautiful colors and patterns that decorate their wings. They function to attract mates, provide camouflage, or ward off predators. Many colors are created by...
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Some meteorites contain rare, tiny grains of dust that formed in the explosions of ancient stars and became part of the gas and dust cloud that formed our Solar System. Dr. Nittler will discuss how...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
One of our greatest scientific challenges is to effectively understand and make use of the vast amount of data being produced in a variety of fields. Visual data analysis will be among our most-...
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Popular images of galaxies, while beautiful, do not provide the information that astronomers need to measure their inherent properties, such as their dynamics and the compositions of their stars and...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
As extreme weather, rising seas, and severe droughts bring home the reality of global climate change, we are increasingly aware of the world’s pressing need for carbon-free energy sources and...
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Astronomers have mapped almost the entire history of our universe, from the Big Bang to the present day. One last frontier remains, an epoch known as cosmic dawn, when the first stars and galaxies...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Entrepreneur and inventor Dr. Rothblatt cofounded Sirius Satellite Radio and then pivoted to establish biotech company United Therapeutics in an effort to save her daughter’s life from...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
The Kuiper Belt, which has Pluto as the largest member, is a region of comet-like objects just beyond Neptune. Over the past few years, Dr. Sheppard and his team have been performing...

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