March 2011 Science Under the Dome
Join us Friday, March 25th at 7:00 PM as Professor Robert B. Silver presents:
OUR EVOLVING VIEW:
SEEING THE UNIVERSE THROUGH TELESCOPES FROM GALILEO TO HUBBLE AND BEYOND
What did Galileo see? How was infrared light discovered? How did Hubble discover that the Universe extends beyond the Milky Way, and is expanding?
Dr. Robert B. Silver, Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University will answer these questions, and more, as he reviews how the evolution of the telescope has contributed to our deepening understanding of the Universe. Professor Silver will present in the dome of the WSU Planetarium, using archival data to show you what Galileo, Huygens, Herschel and others viewed when they first turned their telescopes to the night sky. Dr. Silver's bio is available here.
The Wayne State Planetarium is dedicated to the promotion of science, and more particularly Physics and Astronomy. We are proud to feature a new series of free public lectures covering modern topics in science.