The Last Stargazers with Emily Levesque (IN-PERSON / HYBRID)

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Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Emily Levesque The Last Stargazers

Held on: Mar 16, 2022 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Mar 16, 2022 (Wed) at 08:30 PM

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Speaker: Emily Levesque

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

Event Coordinator: Aaron Yoon (he/him)

Overview

Please join us either in-person, masks required, for the first time in over two years or online as we continue our hybrid option.

Emily Levesque is an astronomy professor at the University of Washington. Her work explores how the most massive stars in the universe evolve and die. She has observed for upwards of fifty nights on many of the planet’s largest telescopes and flown over the Antarctic stratosphere in an experimental aircraft for her research.

Members log in for link for virtual / Public & guests please email outreach@seattleastro.org for virtual meeting link. Public and guests are also encouraged to join us in-person! TY!

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Latitude 47.6530838, Longitude -122.3110375

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Presentation Title: The Last Stargazers 

A bird that mimicked a black hole. The astronomer that discovered microwave ovens. A telescope that got shot. The science of astronomy is filled with true stories (and tall tales) of the adventures and misadventures that accompany our exploration of the universe. Join Dr Emily Levesque, author of the critically-acclaimed popular science book The Last Stargazers, to take a behind-the-scenes tour of life as a professional astronomer. We'll learn about some of the most powerful telescopes in the world, meet the people who run them, and explore the crucial role of human curiosity in the past, present, and future of scientific discovery.

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Join us in-person this Wednesday!

Please join us either in-person, masks required, for the first time in over two years or online as we continue our hybrid option

Emily Levesque is an astronomy professor at the University of Washington. Her work explores how the most massive stars in the universe evolve and die. She has observed for upwards of fifty nights on many of the planet’s largest telescopes and flown over the Antarctic stratosphere in an experimental aircraft for her research.

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