The Hubble Extreme Deep Field Survey

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.

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Guest Ticket Price: $20 Reservation Notes:

Payment must accompany reservation. Tickets are secured only when a credit card is provided at the time the reservation is made. Reservations made without a credit card are not secured and tickets will be forfeited by 6:50pm the evening of the lecture.

Reservations are suggested on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call[masked], or email [masked]

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  • Allen E.

    great presentation jason to a full house. lots of interesting questions afterward. the explorer club members all seemed to want to game relativity to figure out how to get there.

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    went to a Seder instead, remember we are still on the lunar calender.

    March 26, 2013

  • Dyutiman D.

    I made a reservation, paid by credit card, operator told me to show up at 6pm, but didn't put my name of the list.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    see you folks there!

    March 25, 2013

  • Dyutiman D.

    called and emailed them today (Sunday), no response which is perhaps understandable. Will show up and take my chance.

    March 24, 2013

    • Eileen R.

      Call tomorrow morning! :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Daryl M.

    If you want attendees to prepay, include a PayPal link that makes this possible (this will work with a credit card for those who don't have PayPal accounts). While the Explorer's club may be providing the view of deep space from 2013, the payment approach being used here is 1965 (they should use a NASA Gemini capsule as their logo). ID theft wasn't a problem back then, but it is now. I had RSVPed many days before for this event and only found out on March 24th that that RSVP is meaningless and a payment is required and that it is furthermore impossible to make one on Sunday because of the antiquated approach being used for payments (we have this thing called the Internet now, you might want to use it to its full extent). And this is taking place in New York City and not the small and backward star cluster of Podunk at the very edge of the universe. Has the Explorer's Club installed electricity and running water yet?

    March 24, 2013

    • Eileen R.

      The last time I went to the Explorer's Club to hear Jason they took my credit card over the phone but did not charge me. Most people, including myself, paid $20 in cash before entering the lecture hall. When I called for tomorrow's event the representative of the Explorer's Club apologized for not responding to my e-mail because they had an important Annual Event Scheduled for today and everyone was very busy. He then asked me, if I PREFERRED to pay by credit card or in cash when I arrive. And I said cash. :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Eileen R.

    Soon we will need to remind everyone to either call the Explorer's Club @ (212) 628 - 8383 or email them at [masked] because indicating you are attending on meetup by RSVPing is not enough! :)

    2 · March 6, 2013

    • Sola B.

      This information appears nowhere else that I can see, and it's already the late evening of the 19th. The event info should probably be changed or this emailed out. I'm about to RSVP: thank you!

      March 19, 2013

  • piyush

    Is this a paid event?

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You are a Wonderful Lecturer and Awesome Professor at WPU! As academically challenging as I am, I hope to always have the capacity and wisdom to learn, especially when my Prof makes it as fun as you do :) ..... I hope to make it to class tomorrow night and must admit I missed two classes because I just don't have a head for math.... you lost me at the "physics" :) ... Algebra, trigonometry, calculus, really any algorithms that combine letters and numbers are like Greek/Latin to me and don't make sense, even to my exceptionally logical mind :) ..... No wonder NASA didn't call me for that interview .... Yet :D .... Also, ignore your "critics" and "nitpickers" .... Some people are just not aware of how they come across to others, especially in an Open Forum .... I have mega ESP/extra sensory protectiveness of my Professor! :D

    1 · March 6, 2013

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    March 1, 2013

  • Rochelle M.

    Looking forward to the lecture!

    February 27, 2013

  • Stephen K

    Jason, please don't change the topic to any discussion of a Hubble Deep Field! Thanks.

    February 26, 2013

  • Allen E.

    can't wait

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • aldarnil

    thank you for arranging this event..

    1 · January 14, 2013

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