A Tour of the Universe
Presented by: Dean Regas, The Cincinnati Observatory
Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Utilizing some very cool simulation software Dean Regas takes you up to investigate the structure and mind-boggling scale of the universe. Along the way you’ll stop at the Moon and individual planets. You’ll witness the variety of objects orbiting the Sun, and discuss Pluto’s fate. Then you’ll make the big jump out of the solar system into interstellar space and experience the vastness of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Finally your stomach will drop as you sail outward to try and comprehend how many galaxies make up our universe.
Dean Regas is a co-host of Star Gazers, which airs on over 100 PBS stations around the world. He has been the Outreach Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000 where he has developed his skills as a dynamic public speaker and brings the complicated field of astronomy down to Earth for students of all ages.
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:
Please note the later starting time due to the beginning of daylight saving time!
Saturday, March 22nd
8:00 PM – Introduction and Talk – Steigerwald Hall in the TMC Saints Center (formerly the student center)
9:00 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, April 12th – 8PM
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