Spacing Out: Ancient Stargazers to Modern Astrophysicists
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Talcott Mountain Science Center, 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT 06001
A telescope is a time machine, and the farther away we focus, the deeper into the past we see. When NASA launches the new James Webb space telescope in 2020, UConn astrophysicists will get some of the first looks at the universe’s first lights. Join us to discuss how humans have viewed the stars from antiquity to the present and how the James Webb will deepen our view even more. If the weather cooperates, we’ll get to do a little star and planet gazing ourselves through Talcott Mountain’s observatory.
Join us on November 8 for a spirited discussion. Refreshments and networking begin at 6 pm, the panel discussion at 6:30 pm.
All are welcome. The $15 registration cost includes one drink and appetizers. Advanced registration is required; register here.
Meet the panelists:
Science Salon Jr. Returns!
Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 1-3:30 pm
Peter J. Werth Residence Tower
Storrs, CT 06269
We’ve modified our traditional Science Salon program to create cool, kid-friendly experiments for Science Salon Junior. Kids ages 5 – 12 are invited to join UConn faculty and students for an afternoon of STEM fun.
Experiments will include:
– Exciting manipulations in chemistry
– Building and creating with engineering
– Environmental adventures with ecology and evolutionary biology
– Experiments in agriculture and natural resources
This program is FREE and every young scientist will receive a complimentary Science Salon Junior water bottle.
January | Virtual Reality
April | DNA/Genomics
May | Sustainability
Check back soon for event details!