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Light in Astronomy: How We Figure Out from Here What’s Going on Out There!
June 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
How do astronomers based here on Earth learn about what the stars, nebulae, and galaxies are actually made of? How can they accurately answer questions such as, “How fast are the stars going? Where will they go next? How hot are they?”
Learn how different ideas in science and mathematics come together to help humans learn about regions and events in our universe that may never be visited.
Bio: Roy Prouty directs the UMBC Observatory and offers monthly tours of the telescope dome. He also gives presentations on various aspects of our universe that are of interest to non-scientists. He’s currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Science at UMBC, researching artificial intelligence applications, geoscience, and astronomy in collaboration with the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Applied Physics Laboratory.