A Public Lecture by Jason Kendall
Presented at the Explorers' Club
New York City, New York
Monday, March 25: 7:00 PM
Tickets are $20 and should be purchased in advance from the Explorers Club. There is NO guarantee that it won't be sold out.
Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. By collecting faint light over many hours of observation, it revealed thousands of galaxies, both nearby and very distant, making it the deepest image of the universe ever taken at that time. This survey, combined with cosmological studies of the supernovae and the Cosmic Microwave Background have revealed an incredible shift in humanity's understanding of the size, growth, age and fate of our cosmos. With NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, and the joint ESA/NASA Euclid mission, the study of cosmology will again make major turns in our understanding of the first galaxies and the enigmatic Dark Energy.
More information: http://www.moonbeam.net/InwoodAstronomy/events/20130325.shtml
From the EC website:
Guest Ticket Price: $20
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