The Science and Discovery of Stars, Sub-stars, and Planets (Texas)

Starts:
6:00 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012
Ends:
9:00 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012
Location:
Pre-talk Reception Abel’s on the Lake 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Suite 201 Austin, TX The Science and Discovery of Stars, Sub-stars, and Planets Brackenridge Field Laboratory 2907 Lake Austin Blvd. Austin, TX
URL:
https://secure-alumni.bu.edu/olc/pub/BUAR/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=140153
Contact Name:
Gabe Bolio
Do you ever think about how big space is? There are literally hundreds of billions of stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, and billions of galaxies in our universe. Join BU alumni and friends for this presentation by Science Under the Stars. Meet up beforehand at Abel’s on the Lake and mingle with alumni over appetizers. Then head down the street to the Brackenridge Field Laboratory as Ph.D. candidate and BU alumnus Michael Gully-Santiago (CAS’07) talks about how he is discovering new stars and sub-stars using some of the largest telescopes in the world, and explains how these discoveries can be used to understand how stars and planets are formed. Afterwards, take a glance at Jupiter, the Orion Nebula (about a thousand light-years away), and the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away) through portable telescopes, weather permitting. (In the case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved indoors.) 6:00pm | Pre-talk reception Abel’s on the Lake 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Suite 201 Austin, TX 7:30pm | The Science and Discovery of Stars, Sub-stars, and Planets Brackenridge Field Laboratory 2907 Lake Austin Blvd. Austin, TX Please register by Wednesday, December 12. About Science Under the Stars: Science Under the Stars was founded and is organized entirely by graduate students in UT Austin’s Section of Integrative Biology, including Ph.D. candidate and BU alumnus Colin Averill (CAS’08). All lectures in this series are free and open to the public. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages!