Announcing a National Academies Presentation: “Our Place in the Universe, As Seen Through Past, Present, and Future Telescopes”


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Our Place in the Universe, As Seen Through Past, Present, and Future Telescopes

“What is our place in Universe?” Throughout human history, astronomy has repeatedly overthrown our understanding of this question and new telescopes and astronomers continue to do so. Join Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute as he explores 6,000 years of human astronomy, showcases the biggest discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, including some of his own work , and ponders current mysteries of the Universe that may be unlocked by NASA’s next flagship telescopes.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC
This talk is open to the public and accessible to all ages.

To register for this free talk, please visit nas.edu/SSWLecture.

The talk is part of NRC Space Science Week 2015—a three-day gathering of the standing committees of the Space Studies Board, the Board on Physics and Astronomy, and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, to discuss issues and advances in their fields. Inquiries may be directed to spaceweek@nas.edu.

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