Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series

A Universe of Data: How we get Science out of Space Telescopes

December 1, 2012 | 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Discovery Station
  • 5:15-6:45 pm Lecture and Q&A
  • 6:30-8:30 pm Observatory Open

This century has seen stunning cosmic discoveries. New telescopes on Earth and in space and a new, more collaborative way of studying science using public data archives and software packages have made these discoveries possible. The digital age has given everyone free access to space data; the trick is to turn that data into quantitative science and pictures that tell a story. Images from the Chandra Space Telescope will help explain how astronomers study space in the computer age.

Smithsonian's Stars lectures are suitable for ages 13 and up.