In this lecture, Robert Smith, professor of history at the University of Alberta, will examine how astronomers in the past set out to address fundamental questions about the universe. Tickets are free but required.
Have a question you've always wanted to ask an astronaut? Here's your chance! NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei will be in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery to talk about their recent six-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS). Email your questions to...
Explore the cultural impact of World War I through the music of the time
American attitudes changed dramatically during World War I, a shift reflected in popular music of the time, from 1915's anti-war “I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be a Soldier” to 1918's patriotic “Over There.”
In this lecture, Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble Space Telescope senior project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will highlight Hubble’s newest incredible observations of stars, distant galaxies, and even planets outside our solar system. Tickets are free but required.
In this lecture, Ken Sembach, director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, will highlight some of the exciting science to be conducted in JWST’s first year of observations. Tickets are free but required.
In this lecture, Garth Illingworth from the University of California Santa Cruz will provide insights on the amazing results from Hubble and Spitzer and will give his take on James Webb Space Telescope, the most challenging and ambitious astronomy mission ever undertaken.