Dave Eicher to speak next week at Harvard

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Join David Eicher for a lecture, book signing, and celebration of the stars at Harvard University’s Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Thurs., May 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Monthly Observatory Night
 
Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:30 p.m.: Author’s Night. The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy’s Big Questions
David Eicher, Astronomy magazine

Over the past decade, astronomers have answered — or are closing in on the answers to — some of the biggest questions about the universe. David Eicher presents a spectacular exploration of the cosmos that provides you with a balanced and precise view of the latest discoveries. Among the “big science” topics covered will be dark energy, dark matter, water on Mars, the planethood of Pluto, the barred-spiral structure of the Milky Way, and the ubiquitous nature of black holes. There will be a book sale and signing at this event.

For more information, including accessibility, or to sign up for the events mailing list, call the Public Affairs Office, (617) 495-7461 or email pubaffairs@cfa.harvard.edu. Please request sign-language interpretation at least 2 weeks before the event. Current sky information is available.

Entrance is at the west of the CfA complex, near Madison Street and large parking lot. The CfA is easily reached by public transportation. From the Harvard MBTA Station (Red Line), take any bus or trackless trolley going west on Concord Avenue (Arlmont Village and Belmont Center buses, Huron Avenue trolleys) and get off at “Observatory Hill.”

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The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics sponsors a variety of free programs for the public. Among these events are Observatory Nights held on the third Thursday of the month (excluding June, July and August). Observatory Nights feature a nontechnical lecture and telescopic observing from the observatory roof if weather permits. The lectures are intended for high-school age and older audiences but children are also welcome. We also sponsor a variety of other special astronomical events throughout the year.

No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to the auditorium's capacity. Admission is free.

These events — unless otherwise noted — are held in Phillips Auditorium (at the rear of the CfA complex near Madison Street and large parking lot), 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, about 1 mile west of Harvard Square. Parking lots marked for Observatory Staff are open to the public on event nights. Parking is free.

The Observatory does not host private events.


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