The Transient Sky

Event

When:
Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Where:
Natural Science Bldg. 112 - Louisville, KY
Category:
PALS2016/17
Who:
Dr. Gerard Williger

Description

Most stars in the sky do not change much with respect to each other. Many other things do: eclipses happen, planets move and some stars flare up or get dim.  We will review transient phenomena through history, and connect them to research today, including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, to which Kentucky is contributing.  We will also give special attention to the big solar eclipse next August.

Contact information

Name:
Dr. Gerard M. Williger
Telephone:
(502)-852-0821


Venue

Location:
Natural Science Bldg. 112