FREE - Stars & The Atomic Age (Lecture)
I will arrive early. Let me know if you want me to save you a seat. Michael Phelps will be in another Ballroom speaking about swimming so this place may get very crowded.
Carnegie Observatories Lecture Series
Each year the Observatories organizes a series of public lectures on current astronomical topics. These lectures are given by astronomers from the Carnegie Observatories as well as other research institutions. The lectures are geared to the general public and are free.
April 8, April 22, May 6 and May 20th.
All four lectures this year will be held in Ballroom F at the Pasadena Convention Center located at 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. On site parking is available for a fee of $10. Limited street parking is also available. Visit www.pasadenacenter.com for directions and more information. All lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please arrive early. Doors open at 7:00 PM and all lectures start at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served in advance of the lectures.
Monday, May 20th 2013
Stars and the Atomic Age
Dr. Ian Roederer
The course of human history may have unfolded quite differently if not for a small impurity in one of the rarest elements on Earth. Dr. Roederer will revisit the story of how stardust from ancient supernovae became the key ingredient in the nuclear arms race.