An artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars.
Rosemary Walling will give attendees insight into how ancient societies used the stars, the sun, the moon and seasons to form their calendars. She will touch on societies from Babylon to the Americas and will share insight into how those ancient calendars affect our modern timekeeping.
The Moon - Our Nearest Neighbor
Ocean tides, lunar phases,
lunar eclipses, weather, and life have all been influenced by Earth’s closest
celestial neighbor. Learn fun facts about the brightest sky object after the
Presentation by Steve Kocsis
Stephen Hawking's Science
The talk will cover the physicist’s greatest contributions to science and why he did not win the Nobel prize.
Part of Juneau Jazz and Classics
Table at this free family event.
Five meetings May - August
Total Solar Eclipse Humor
Steve Kocsis, who has taught astronomy at UAS, will briefly explain how and why total solar eclipses occur and play a video of the 2017 total solar eclipse. Cristina Della Rosa will then share her humorous view of total solar eclipses, some of which are from the four total solar eclipses she has witnessed.
A presentation about the expansion of the universe and how we know it's happening. Includes discussion on the Big Bang, Edwin Hubble, dark energy, and the oldest light in the universe.
Given by Sarah Graber. a TMHS grad, currently pursuing a bachelor's in astrophysics at Columbia University in New York.
Dave will have a telescope set up on a tripod and mount with a camera, so small children must be watched by their parents so they don't touch the equipment. David is a local amateur astronomer who specializes in astro imaging.
The Big Dipper: Facts and Fun
Two views of time will be discussed: Newton's
view that it is absolute, the same everywhere, and Einstein's view that it is
relative, different for each observer.
Science experiments support Einstein. Philosophy presents three views: eternalism, presentism and growing block theory. No consensus among the philosophers.
The presentation is abstract and aimed for adults, but anyone may attend.
Learn how real and fictional astronauts celebrate Christmas.