Tuesday, November 6, 2012
October 19: The Universe is My Lab
On October 19th, graduate student, Or Graur from the American Museum of Natural History, addressed a question always asked of astronomers - "What exactly do you do?" Or walked an audience of 70 people through the process taken to publish his most recent work on supernovae - from forming the hypothesis to testing it with telescopes and equipment to finally creating the scientific plot of merit. It was a great inside look at how we practice astronomy today.
Unfortunately, the weather was less than stellar and roof observing was not possible. However, our 3D movie wall provided entertainment after the talk.