Date(s) - 12/12/2013
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
GeekCLE is going on a field trip over to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for the Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Afterwards we are going to head over to ABC the Tavern Uptown in University Circle for a couple of drinks and everyone is welcome!
Topic: Chasing Supernovae in the Early Universe
Speaker: Steven Rodney, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Most stars will end their life with a whisper, gradually shedding outer layers and cooling over many billions of years. A prominent minority, however, will end with an extraordinary bang: a supernova explosion that can be observed across the cosmos. Dr. Rodney will describe how we are using the Hubble Space Telescope to discover some of the earliest supernovae ever seen, and what they can tell us about exploding stars and dark energy.
Free and open to the public.