June 19, 2018: The Early Universe - Community Astronomy Event



June 19, 2018 - David Rittenhouse Lab, 209 S 33rd St.

7:30pm Panel Discussion with Jo Dunkley, Katherine Freese and Brian Keating; moderated by Derrick Pitts

8:30pm Mingle with Astronomers

9:30pm Stargazing

This Community Astronomy Night hosted by Simons Observatory will begin with a panel discussion moderated by Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute. The panel features three Simons Observatory scientists who recently authored fascinating tales of our universe and their journies to understand it!

Jo Dunkley - Our Universe: An Astronomer's Guide

Katherine Freese - The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

Brian Keating - Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

After the panel discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to mingle with Simons Observatory scientists, get a book signed by one of the Simons Observatory authors, hold equipment used in past experiments, and see live physics demonstrations by Penn graduate students in Physics & Astronomy.

The night will conclude with star-gazing on Shoemaker Green, outside the David Rittenhouse Laboratory.