Eyes in the Sky: A History of Space Telescopes
Presented by: Dr. Wes Ryle
From the surface of the Earth, the majority of the cosmos is hidden from us. While our atmosphere fosters and protects life on Earth, it also blocks light and information from the Universe around us. Many of the great discoveries of the past 50 years are due to a fleet of craft launched into space to serve as remote observatories. This talk will overview some of the most important spacecraft to date, including the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as future missions like the James Webb Space Telescope.
Join us afterward for an up-close look at the stars, Jupiter, and more with telescopes at The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting).
This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory.
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When and Where:
Saturday, February 1st
7:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
8:00 PM – Telescope Viewing – The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (weather permitting)
Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
For more information or directions, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.
Future Open House Dates:
Saturday, February 15th – 7PM
Date Night at the Observatory
Saturday, March 22nd – 8PM
Saturday, April 12th – 8PM
Preparing for a Total Lunar Eclipse