W. M. Keck Observatory Presents City Dark: Search for Night on a Sleepless Planet with Dr. Richard Wainscoat30 Mar 2012, 21:12 UTC
W. M. Keck Observatory Presents
City Dark: Search for Night on a Sleepless Planet
Dr. Richard Wainscoat
University of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy
The advent and spread of electrical lighting has made it ever harder to find the dark skies valued by professional and amateur astronomers, not to mention lovers of starry skies in general. Dr. Wainscoat tells the story about light pollution and astronomy, with special emphasis on light pollution’s effects on the world’s best astronomical observing site: Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Dr. Wainscoast is an astronomer as well as an accomplished photographer.
This event also will be webcast live via the Keck Observatory website.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
at the Kahilu Theatre
Free and Open to the Public
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
May 10, 2012: “How Stars Destroyed Most of the Atoms in the Universe,” a talk by Dr. Biana Siana, of the University of California at Riverside.
June 5, 2012: Transit of Venus, a live webcast from the summit of Mauna Kea.
June 7, 2012: “Transits of Venus from Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn: Past, Present, and Future,” a talk by Dr. Jay Pasachoff, Caltech.
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