Please note that if a talk has filled and while the talk is going on, you do not need a reservation to still tour the
Observatory, talk with SAS members in the dome, and look through telescopes if clear. On crowded nights, reservations are needed for
going up to the dome after the talk has finished. Individuals with reservations for the talk automatically get a group number for
going up to the dome, distributed in the order the reservations were made.
- April 2 7:00 pm Dr. Ana Larson "Toys in Space" - A Special Program for Young People, 5 - 12 years old. Adults MUST be accompanied by a young person. We will explore toys work on Earth and then compare our experiments to how toys work in space, featuring astronauts on a couple of space shuttle journeys.
- April 2 8:00 pm Dr. Ana Larson "Modeling the Expansion of the Universe" - Using balloons and sticker galaxies, we will explore how "galaxies" move away from a reference point as our 2-D latex universe expands. Through measurements made of the expansion, we will derive the "Hubble Constant" for our balloon universe and compare the model to the real universe.
- Stay tuned for the May - October schedule of talks. Our outreach course gets started March 31, and the undergrads taking the course will be taking over the public open house programs.