Join us for an evening with an astronomer and participate in talks and live conversations about topics that vary from searching for the most mysterious stars in our Galaxy to the Starlink satellites changing our view to the night sky!
UW astronomers will talk about their work and latest discoveries. Astronomy at Home talks are for everyone: astronomy enthusiasts, students, and all who are curious and interested in astronomy and data science in astronomy. The talks will be 20 minutes in length with plenty of time for Q&A. All talks are streamed on YouTube and you can join for live discussion via Zoom.
Tune in on Aug 6th at 8:00pm!
Streaming from DIRAC YouTube channel https://dirac.us/yt
Join in via Zoom
Emily Levesque | The Last Stargazers | Aug 6
Join Dr. Emily Levesque, author of the new popular science book The Last Stargazers, on an adventure exploring the life of a professional astronomer! Dr. Levesque will take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the most powerful telescopes in the world, share the science and stories of the people who run them, and talk about the crucial role of human curiosity in scientific discovery.
Emily is an astronomy professor at the University of Washington studying the physics and evolution of massive stars. She has observed for upward of fifty nights on many of the planet’s largest telescopes and flown over the Antarctic stratosphere in an experimental aircraft for her research. The Last Stargazers is her first popular science book.
Past Live Stream:
Meredith Rawls | It’s a Star, it’s a Galaxy, it’s… Starlink? | July 23, 2020
Željko Ivezić | The Greatest Movie of All Time | June 9, 2020
James Davenport | Searching for the Most Mysterious Stars in Our Galaxy | May 28, 2020