Astronomy Days Talks: Sunday, January 26

Sunday, January 26
12:30 pm

History of the Universe – The Big Bang to Today
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Windows on the World, 3rd floor

Is Pluto a Planet?
Ian Hewitt, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy
Michael Keefe, Raleigh Astronomy Club

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
1:00 pm

Faces of the Moon
Amy Sayle, Mickey Jo Sorrell, NC Statewide Star Party

Blue Classroom, 3rd floor

Current State of the Russian Space Program
Dr. Yuri Karash, Former Cosmonaut-Candidate, Sponsored by North Carolina Academy of Science

Auditorium, 1st floor

Island Universes: An Overview of Galaxies
Patrick Treuthardt, Assistant Director of Astronomy & Astrophysics, NC Museum of Natural Sciences

SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC
1:30 pm

Meet the Animals: Animals of the Constellations
Jan Weems, Museum Educator

Windows on the World, 3rd floor

From the Sea to the Stars to the Outer Reaches of Galaxies: How Instabilities Create Our World
Christina Haig, UNC Chapel Hill

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Getting Started in Astronomy
Ian Hewitt, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
2:00 pm

Asteroids: Silent Mountains in the Dark
Matthew Funke, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC
2:30 pm

Meet the Animals: Animals of the Constellations
Jan Weems, Museum Educator

Windows on the World, 3rd floor

Search for Alien Planets
Alan Rich, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC

So You Want to be a Scientist/Engineer?
Ian Hewitt, Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Getting Started in Astro-Imaging
Chris Cole, Raleigh Astronomy Club

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
3:00 pm

Faces of the Moon
Amy Sayle, Mickey Jo Sorrell, NC Statewide Star Party

Blue Classroom, 3rd floor

“In Saturn’s Rings”, From a Dream to the IMAX Screen
Kevin McAbee, Co-Producer, sv2studios

Auditorium, 1st floor
3:30 pm

Black Holes
Dr. Steve Christensen, Raleigh Astronomy Club

Windows on the World, 3rd floor

Asteroids: Avoiding Armageddon
Matthew Funke, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Comet ISON, Disappointment of the Century?
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
4:00 pm

A Scientist Goes to the Movies
Marc Fusco, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC

Space Exploration: What’s Next?
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC