How to Hold a Star in Your Hand

POSTPONED
This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
Museum in Washington, DC
Free

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Most celestial objects in our Milky Way are so far away from us we can’t send spacecraft to them, let alone do proper three dimensional scans of them.  However, by combining advanced techniques in computer science and astrophysics, researchers have been able to create 3D reconstructions of a handful of stars in various stages of evolution.  This talk will shine a light on the process of how we collect astronomical data, use software--sometimes from brain imaging specialists!--to visualize the third dimension in space, and eventually print out copies so we can hold a star in our hand.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.

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