General Meetings Events


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Type: General Meetings

Held on: Apr 18, 2018 (Wed) at 08:30 PM to Apr 18, 2018 (Wed) at 10:30 PM

Speaker: Joseph Masiero

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Rayna C.T. Bauer

In October of 2017, the Solar system received its first recorded visitor from another star system.  This asteroid, named `Oumuamua, passed by the Sun and planets at a high rate of speed, giving astronomers only a brief chance to understand its mysteries. I'll discuss what we thought we knew before it's visit, what we learned, and what we hope to learn as we watch the skies for the next visitor.

Shown in date descending order.

  • MAY

    Juno to Jupiter: Piercing the Veil

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    On Independence Day, 2016, Juno will become the second spacecraft to go into orbit around Jupiter. Over the ensuing year and a half, Juno will peer through the Jovian cloud tops and will provide a deeper ... more

  • APR

    The Hunt for Habitable Worlds and Biosignatures in the 2020s and Beyond

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Are we alone? This is one of the most monumental and consequential questions humanity has asked itself. In the coming decades, we may finally know whether simple life is common or exceedingly rare in our ... more

  • MAR

    An Astronomy Odyssey: From Viewing to Imaging

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    If you subscribe to the Through the Clouds mailing list, you've certainly seen some of local astrophotographer Mark de Regt's spectacular images of Southern Hemisphere deep sky sights. At this general ... more

  • FEB

    Taking the Temperature of the Universe

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Astronomy PhD student Phoebe Upton Sanderbeck will present about how measuring the temperature of the universe can help us understand its development. The intergalactic medium (IGM) is the network of gas ... more

  • DEC

    Coloring the Universe

    Wed at 07:30 PM Open to Public

    Have you ever looked at the spectacular images from Hubble and other observatories and wondered if they were 'real'? Two coauthors of the new book "Coloring the Universe" will talk about the process of ... more