September SkiesPresented by: Dr. Wes Ryle
Emission nebulae are the engines that create stars. These vast clouds of glowing plasma fill large portions of the sky with diffuse light, but like most objects in the universe, large amounts of the light they emit is beyond the range of the human eye. In order to truly understand these important objects, we'll explore nebulae beyond the limits of our vision.
Dr. Huber earned his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Louisville, where he continued on to earn an M.S. in Physics studying laser produced hydrogen plasmas as a model for the atmosphere of white dwarf stars. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky (working out of the observatory at U of L), conducting a multispectral study of the Rosette Nebula - a large star forming emission nebula. He has taught physics and astronomy for 7 years, first at Northern Kentucky University, then at the University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash College, and now as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics here at Thomas More University.
Weather permitting, join us after the talk for a viewing of the Moon, stars, and more at The BB&T Observatory. Thomas More University faculty and students will be available to help the public view the night sky through a telescope.
This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.
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When and Where:
Saturday, October 27th
7:00PM - Introduction & Lecture - Steigerwald Hall, Saints Center 8:00PM - Night Sky Viewing - The BB&T Observatory (weather permitting)
Located on the campus of Thomas More University:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. All ages welcome.