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Spring Quarter 2017 (current)

Astronomy on Tap 2 year Anniversary: March 24th

Peddler Brewing Company
Speaker:
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.

Join us on Friday, March 24th for AoT Seattle’s 2 year anniversary! To celebrate our second trip around the Sun we’ll be hearing from speakers from past events on updates to all the astronomy we’ve covered in the last year. Come hear from LIGO-Hanford control systems engineer Dr. Jeff Kissel on gravitational waves, UW Professor Emily Levesque on keeping stars weird, graduate student Jacob Lustig-Yaeger on exoplanet discoveries galore, UW research scientist Dr. David Reiss on the science to come from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, graduate student Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein on when a star is not really a star, and more! To commemorate our 2nd birthday we’ll have special trivia and prizes.

As always, we are excited to be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! There will be a food truck at the event, but outside food is also welcome.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



 

Astronomy on Tap Seattle: April 26th

Peddler Brewing Company
Speaker:
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.

THIS MONTH we will be joined by Dr. Bob Abel* who will answer the question “Where are the Martians?” as he delves into the history and current state of our nearby neighbor, Mars, and examines the possibilities of life in its past, present, and future. We will also be joined by University of Victoria PhD student Benjamin Gerard** who will discuss his research on “Imaging Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.” Come prepared to see pictures of other worlds, and learn how we use the most powerful telescopes and specially designed optical systems to distinguish an exoplanet from the overwhelming glare of its host star.

*Dr. Bob Abel is a Professor of Applied Physics at Olympic College and a Collaborator with the University of Washington’s Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Group. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences (Space Physics) from UCLA and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics (Fluid Mechanics) from the UW.

**Benjamin Gerard is a PhD student in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He did his Bachelors in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is originally from San Francisco, California. His research, supervised by Dr. Christian Marois, focuses on instrumentation techniques and image processing algorithms to image extrasolar planets.

This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! There will be a food truck at the event, but outside food is also welcome.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



 

 

Winter Quarter 2017

Astronomy on Tap Seattle: January 27th

Peddler Brewing Company
Speaker:
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Poster by Nicole Sanchez.

On Friday, January 27 AoT Seattle will be taken over by local spaceflight company Blue Origin, at Peddler Brewing Company in Ballard!

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Nicholas Patrick will speak on “The New Shepard Astronaut Experience” on Blue Origin’s crewed spaceflight vehicles; and Sarah Knights and Dan Kuchan speak on “Blue Origin: Earth, in all its beauty, is just our starting place” on building the reusable hardware needed to make Blue Origin’s mission to have millions of people living and working in space a reality. Detailed speaker bios are given below the cut*.

In anticipation of a large number of questions for our speakers, we ask you to please submit questions you may have for them in advance to events@aotseattle.org.

As always there will be plenty of beer, and trivia, and at this event we will have special prizes generously furnished by Blue Origin. Don‘t miss it!

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*Detailed Speaker Bios:

Blue Origin: Earth, in all its beauty, is just our starting place.
Our mission is to have millions of people living and working in space. We are building the reusable hardware to make that vision a reality.

Sarah Knights fell in love with physics through explosions and thought experiments in her high school classes. At the University of Hawaii she found a particular passion for star formation and the protoplanetary environment. She was an intern at the world’s largest binoculars (W.M. Keck Observatory’s Interferometer) and then worked for several years at Gemini Observatory, working with mid-infrared instrumentation. Upon discovering that many people believe the Moon is not visible in the daytime, she decided to dedicate her life to teaching people science. For most of the last decade you could find her at the Museum of Flight managing the educational outreach programs offered there, before finding the opportunity of a lifetime at Blue Origin. She is now on the Outreach team at Blue, coordinating the internship program and other student engagement. She hopes to someday become the first Blue Origin Outreach Coordinator in space.

Dan Kuchan has been interested in engineering ever since making custom airplanes in Microsoft Flight Simulator as a child. After graduating from Saint Louis University with a BS in aerospace engineering, he began his engineering career at Midcoast Aviation, a company which completes corporate jets. Three years later he returned to school for an MBA. Following a year at Jet Aviation as a design engineer, he was hired by Blue Origin. While at Blue he has taken a unique career path. Starting in 2013 as a systems engineer specializing in mass properties, he has since worked for nearly every product group in the company, holding positions in manufacturing, avionics, fluid systems, structures, and mechanical systems. This cross-training and experience led him to his current position as a Product Development Team lead engineer on the New Glenn program.

The New Shepard Astronaut Experience
Former NASA astronaut Dr. Nicholas Patrick will discuss what the future holds for Blue Origin’s New Shepard astronauts.

Dr. Nicholas Patrick is the Human Integration Architect at Blue Origin, where he ensures that spacecraft requirements and designs are human centered. While at NASA, he flew on two shuttle missions to the International Space Station during its construction: STS-116 and STS-130. On STS-130, he performed three spacewalks to attach and activate the station’s life support module, Tranquility, and its Cupola observation windows.

Dr. Patrick was born and educated in the UK. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cambridge University and–after moving to the US–a PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT. He then worked for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Everett on flight deck design. He is an avid pilot and flight instructor, with over 2,500 hours in airplanes and helicopters.

Astronomy on Tap Seattle: February 22nd

Peddler Brewing Company
Speaker:
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.

THIS MONTH Universe Sandbox² creator Dan Dixon* joins us to answer the question “What If You Could Simulate the Universe?” by providing an introductory look at Universe Sandbox ², an accessible space simulator application that allows you to ask fantastical what-if questions and see accurate and realistic results in real-time. It merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and physical interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. In addition, we will hear from UW professor in astronomy and astrobiology Dr. Rory Barnes on “Habitability of Planets in Complicated Systems.”

*Dan Dixon is the creator and director of Universe Sandbox ². Dan began work on the original Universe Sandbox in 2006, and continues to work on the latest version, Universe Sandbox ², with the help of a growing team of talented developers, artists, and scientists.

This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! There will be a food truck at the event, but outside food is also welcome.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



 

 

 

Autumn Quarter 2016

Astronomy on Tap: September 28th

Optimism Brewing Company
Speaker:
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Poster by Nell Byler

THIS MONTH we are very proud to be hosting two members of the illustrious LIGO team, who work with the laser interferometer in eastern Washington that contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves! This month’s talks are:

“Gravitational Wave Astronomy Begins!”

With Jeff Kissel

Jeff is the Control Systems Engineer at the LIGO Hanford Observatory. He got his undergrad in Astrophysics from Penn State in 2005, his Ph. D. in Physics from Louisiana State University in 2010 working on the LIGO Livingston Observatory, and did Post-Doctoral Research at MIT from 2010 to 2013 before moving out to the Tri-Cities, WA. He’s been working with LIGO for 13 years, and is excited to talk to you about how all of LIGO’s hard is finally beginning to pay off!

“Observing the Dark and Violent Universe with LIGO”
With Jenne Driggers

Jenne graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Physics in 2008. Her first encounter with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) was as a summer undergraduate research fellow at the California Institute of Technology in 2006. Jenne returned to Caltech for her PhD in Physics, graduating in 2015. She is currently a Caltech postdoctoral scholar stationed at the LIGO Hanford Observatory where she continues to work on improving the sensitivity of the interferometers.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 18th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Optimism Brewing Company in Capitol Hill who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

 

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Astronomy on Tap and TEDx Seattle: October 28th

Peddler Brewing Company
Speaker:
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Poster by Nell Byler

THIS MONTH Astronomy on Tap and TEDx Seattle partner to present a night dedicated to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)! LSST, currently under construction, will image and catalogue tens of billions of galaxies and stars and find more than 3 million exploding stars and 6 million asteroids and comets over the next decade, effectively creating a 10 year, multi-color, ultra high-resolution movie of the night sky. Join us to hear LSST research scientists Dr. John Parejko and Dr. David Reiss (bios below) from the University of Washington talk about everything from the LSST telescope and camera design, to the software challenges associated with processing such a huge data set, to the amazing science to be gained from mining the sky in 4-D.

David Reiss obtained his PhD in Astronomy at the UW where he found dozens of supernovae, and helped discover that 75% of the universe is composed of “dark energy.” Since then, he moonlighted as a programmer and computational biologist, before joining the LSST team where he is developing algorithms and tools which will enable discovery of 1,000s of asteroids and supernovae per night with the LSST.

John Parejko started mining astronomical data in grad school at Drexel University working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), studying galaxies and the massive black holes that love them.  He comes to UW from Yale University, where he did precision cosmology measurements and developed operations software for the SDSS telescope. As part of LSST, John is working on software to precisely co-align astronomical images, to cut down on the number of bogus detections.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 19th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Peddler Brewing Company who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



 

 

Astronomy on Tap: November 16th

Peddler Brewing Company
Speaker:
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.
Poster by Nicole Sanchez.

THIS MONTH will feature our next installment of Cosmos on Tap, where we air an episode of the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series with Professor Carl Sagan. Episode 5 “Blues for a Red Planet” is all about the planet Mars. We will have trivia and bingo based on the episode, and short talks by local astronomers with updates to fill you in on the new discoveries since the episode first aired in 1980.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 21st event in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Peddler Brewing Company, who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



Summer Quarter 2016

Astronomy on Tap: June 29th

Hilliard’s Beer
Speaker:
Poster by Nell Byler
Poster by Nell Byler

THIS MONTH will feature our next installment of #CosmosOnTap: a guided viewing of an episode of the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series with Professor Carl Sagan. We will have Cosmos trivia and bingo, and updates from the episode to fill you in on the new discoveries since the series first aired in 1980. In honor of Asteroid Day (June 30th), we will be airing episode 4: Heaven and Hell.

This month is the third month at our new home at Hilliard’s Beer! In this much larger space, we hope to continue to grow. So invite all your friends and remember to bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! Outside food welcome.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 15th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Hilliard’s Beer who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



 

 

 

 

Astronomy on Tap: August 24th

Peddler Brewing Company
Speaker:
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Poster by Nell Byler.

THIS MONTH we will hear talks from UW Professor Benjamin Williams on “WFIRST: The Future Wide Field Space Telescope “, and UW graduate student in astronomy and astrobiology Jacob Lustig-Yaeger on “Life Under a Red Sun: Habitability and Biosignatures for Planets Orbiting M-Dwarfs.”

This month we are excited to be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Note that this event will start at 8pm and run until 10pm.  Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! There will be a food truck at the event, but outside food is also welcome.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 17th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Peddler Brewing Company who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



 

 

 

Spring Quarter 2016

Cosmology, Cultures, and the Big Bang

Physics/Astro Auditorium
Speaker:

Want to learn how different cultures explain the origins of the Universe? Join us for a lecture by Bruce Balick, professor emeritus of astronomy, about the Big Bang theory of cosmology, followed by a panel discussion with UW faculty and students who will compare the Big Bang theory — the scientific story of the Universe’s creation — to origin stories from Daoism, Greek mythology, the Renaissance, the early Islamic world, and early Hinduism. Free, but registration required. Registration opens April 1 at www.artsci.washington.edu/equals.

Astronomy on Tap: April 27th

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NEW LOCATION: this month is the first month at our new home at Hilliard’s Beer! In this much larger space we hope to continue to grow, so invite all your friends!2016_04_27

THIS MONTH we will hear talks from: the newest UW Professor of astronomy Jessica Werk on “The History of You: The Rather Tumultuous Past of the Atoms in Your Body”, and from UW graduate student Ethan Kruse on “To infinity and beyond: The mind-boggling scale of the universe”.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 13th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Hilliard’s Beer who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

 

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Astronomy on Tap: May 25th

Speaker:
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Poster by Nell Byler

THIS MONTH we will hear talks on the theme “real-life space oddities”, spanning a handful of the most mysterious astronomical objects ever seen or theorized. New UW Professor of Astronomy Emily Levesque will discuss her research on “The Weirdest Stars in the Universe”, and UW graduate student John Ruan will talk about the discovery of black hole echoes in a talk titled, “Citizen Discovers Strange Black Hole Echoes: The Science Behind Hanny’s Voorwerp.”

This month is the second month at our new home at Hilliard’s Beer! In this much larger space, we hope to continue to grow. So invite all your friends and remember to bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! Outside food welcome.

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our 14th month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Hilliard’s Beer who will have a variety of beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



 

 

 

Winter Quarter 2016

Astronomy on Tap #11

Bad Jimmy’s
Speaker:

AoT_janEach FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our eleventh month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Bad Jimmy’s who will have ~9 beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

THIS MONTH we will be featuring talks by UW Professor Rory Barnes, with his talk entitled only with these emoji: (https://t.co/ZyDZdOHijj) and UW post-doc Dr. Charli Sakari on “Radioactive stars as Cosmic Clocks”.

Don’t miss our updates – be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



Astronomy on Tap: Feb 17th

Bad Jimmy’s
Speaker:

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features acceAoTFeb2016ssible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our eleventh month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Bad Jimmy’s who will have ~9 beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

THIS MONTH we will be featuring talks by UW astronomers Dr. John Parejko on “Detect the Ancient Universe Like a BOSS” and Dr. Fabio Governato on “Dark Matter, Black Holes and other reasons to work with NASA’s fastest supercomputer: Pleiades”.

Don’t miss our updates – be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!



Astronomy on Tap: March 23rd

Bad Jimmy’s
Speaker:

ONEYEARflyerTHIS MONTH we will be celebrating our one year anniversary in Seattle with a power-house omnibus presentation bonanza by many of the speakers who have spoken at AoT Seattle over our first year. They will each give lightning talks about new developments their fields since they gave their first talk – these lightning talks will include updates on New Horizon’s visit to Pluto by Brett Morris, circumbinary planet discoveries by Kolby Weisenburger, potential transiting alien megastructures by Rodrigo Luger, and many more! But don’t worry – if you missed their first talk, we’ll bring you up to speed.

We will be selling special commemorative glasses with the new Astronomy on Tap Seattle logo designed by Nell Byler, which you can get with barrel-aged pints of AoT’s favorite “The Big Sipper” Imperial Scotch Ale. Don’t miss our first birthday and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on future events!

Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Originally founded in NYC, this is our twelfth month in Seattle presented by graduate students in astronomy at the University of Washington. We’re thrilled to be hosted by Ballard’s own Bad Jimmy’s who will have ~9 beers (and plenty of astronomy) on tap.

 



 

 

 

Autumn Quarter 2015

TJO: The Planet Club

Jacobsen Observatory Classroom
Speaker: Mallory Thorpe

Mallory Thorpe (physics and astronomy) will be presenting an all inclusive discussion titled The Planet Club. Included will be how the definition of a planet has changed over the years, covering the discovery of Neptune, exoplanets, and the controversy of Pluto’s planetary status. THIS TALK IS CURRENTLY FULL, WITH A LONG STANDBY REQUEST LIST.

TJO: Exomoons

Jacobsen Observatory Classroom
Speaker: Brianna Lacy

Exoplanetology has exploded in the last ten years. On the cutting edge of this young and growing field, a small group of astronomers are moving a step further and searching for exomoons. No discoveries have been made to date, but given planetary formation theories and the abundance of moons in our own solar system, there is little doubt that Exomoons are plentiful. Come and hear an over view of exomoon study including: their relevance to accurate planetary characterization, the possibility of habitable exomoons, and the techniques astronomers are implementing to try and find them. THIS TALK IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MARCH OF 2016 FOR OUR 2016 OBSERVING SEASON THAT WILL OPEN THE 1ST WEDNESDAY IN APRIL.

Charles Simonyi: Practicalities of Orbital Space Tourism

Kane Hall 120
Speaker: Charles Simonyi

As the UW Department of Astronomy celebrates our 50th Anniversary, join us in welcoming Dr. Charles Simonyi to the UW for an exciting talk on private space travel. Already acclaimed as a high-tech pioneer and philanthropist, Dr. Simonyi added space traveler to his résumé as one of the first private space tourists. Dr. Simonyi will discuss his experiences with orbital spaceflight in 2007 and 2009 and what this portends for future orbital space tourism. The event is free and open to the public through registration.

The Big Bang and Beyond: Four excursions to the edges of time and space (Lecture 1)

Kane Hall 120
Speaker: Andy Connolly (UW)

The UW Astronomy Department and the UW Alumni Association present a series of four fall lectures that explore the newest understandings of the origins of the Universe and the observations that underlie them. The talks are presented by four outstanding mid-career faculty at a level appropriate for high school students. The four events, located at Kane 120, 7:30 PM, are: Oct 21 – “Unravelling our own cosmic history”, Nov 4 – “The end of the beginning”, Nov 18 – “Building the universe, piece by piece”, Dec 2 – “Before time, beyond the universe”. (Free) tickets are required. Click here for more information.

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The Big Bang and Beyond: Four excursions to the edges of time and space (Lecture 2)

Kane Hall 120
Speaker: Miguel Morales (UW)

The UW Astronomy Department and the UW Alumni Association present a series of four fall lectures that explore the newest understandings of the origins of the Universe and the observations that underlie them. The talks are presented by four outstanding mid-career faculty at a level appropriate for high school students. The four events, located at Kane 120, 7:30 PM, are: Oct 21 – “Unravelling our own cosmic history”, Nov 4 – “The end of the beginning”, Nov 18 – “Building the universe, piece by piece”, Dec 2 – “Before time, beyond the universe”. (Free) tickets are required. Click here for more information.

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Origins: Life and the Universe

Benaroya Hall
Speaker:

The UW Astronomy Department, the UW Astrobiology Program, Burmer Music, and the Composition Lab present a concert of original music called “Origins of the Universe: Life and the Universe” in Benroya Hall on Nov 7 at 2 PM. This live concert will feature Grammy-award winning conductor David Sabee, and the renowned NW Sinfonia orchestra. The concert pays tribute to some of the greatest discoveries made by space scientists. Eight Seattle composers will premiere original gorgeous orchestral music that showcases the complexity and beauty of our universe. The symphonic concert is accompanied by projected high-resolution movies created using some of the most spectacular imagery, videos, and conceptual art of the past two decades. For tickets please call 206-215-4747 or go to the Benaroya Hall Ticket Office web site.

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The Big Bang and Beyond: Four excursions to the edges of time and space (Lecture 3)

Kane Hall 120
Speaker: Julianne Dalcanton (UW)

The UW Astronomy Department and the UW Alumni Association present a series of four fall lectures that explore the newest understandings of the origins of the Universe and the observations that underlie them. The talks are presented by four outstanding mid-career faculty at a level appropriate for high school students. The four events, located at Kane 120, 7:30 PM, are: Oct 21 – “Unravelling our own cosmic history”, Nov 4 – “The end of the beginning”, Nov 18 – “Building the universe, piece by piece”, Dec 2 – “Before time, beyond the universe”. (Free) tickets are required. Click here for more information.

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The Big Bang and Beyond: Four excursions to the edges of time and space (Lecture 4)

Kane Hall 120
Speaker: Adam Frank (University of Rochester)

The UW Astronomy Department and the UW Alumni Association present a series of four fall lectures that explore the newest understandings of the origins of the Universe and the observations that underlie them. The talks are presented by four outstanding mid-career faculty at a level appropriate for high school students. The four events, located at Kane 120, 7:30 PM, are: Oct 21 – “Unravelling our own cosmic history”, Nov 4 – “The end of the beginning”, Nov 18 – “Building the universe, piece by piece”, Dec 2 – “Before time, beyond the universe”. (Free) tickets are required. Click here for more information.

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