BayAstro - Events of Week of 5/31/2021 and Beyond

31 May 2021 7:20 AM | Scott Miller (Administrator)

Saturday, 06/05/21

09:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Chabot Space and Science Center

Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream

Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck!

Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.

Other Dates For This Event:
• Saturday, 06/05/21
• Saturday, 06/12/21
• Saturday, 06/19/21
• Saturday, 06/26/21

Website: https://chabotspace.org/calendar/free-telescope-viewings/2021-05-08/

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarFXs-04xmdHW_PVc7LWRg

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/4443135732423850/?event_time_id=4443137535757003

Cost:  Free

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Monday, 06/07/21

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

The Extremely Large Telescope: what, why and how? - Livestream

The Extremely Large Telescope is currently under construction high in the Atacama Desert in Chile. This talk will explore the incredible engineering behind the largest optical and infrared telescope in the world, introducing the science instruments we are building for it here at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.

Speaker: Sandi Wilson

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-astronomy-talk-the-extremely-large-telescope-what-why-and-how-tickets-140256130863

Cost:  Free

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Monday, 06/07/21

7:30 PM

Astronomy on Tap: Los Angeles - Livestream

We’ll hear from Dr. Britt Lundgren: “Using Gorging Supermassive Black Holes to Illuminate Distant Galaxies” and from Dr. Junhan Kim: “Exploring the Universe from the South Pole”. In addition, we will host interactive, astronomically-themed pub trivia.

See weblink for YouTube connection.

Website: https://astronomyontap.org/2021/05/astronomy-on-tap-los-angeles-june-7-2021/

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDi5r7-hPWM

Cost:  Free

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Tuesday, 06/08/21
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Castro Valley High School

Project IceCube: Live from the South Pole - Livestream

Winter is here!

Join us for an extraordinary virtual presentation by scientists at the South Pole who will describe what it is like to live and work where it is dark more than 23 hours every day and where the average temperature is -50⁰F.

Project IceCube uses a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole to measure neutrinos, mysterious subatomic particles that have an extremely small mass.

Don't miss this fascinating event, live from an alien world!

Register at weblink to receive connection information.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-icecube-live-at-the-south-pole-science-castro-valley-registration-156221676239?aff=bayareascience

Cost:  Free

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Tuesday, 06/08/21
3:30 PM

UC Santa Cruz

Climate and Habitability of Tidally Locked Planets - Livestream

Speaker: Jun Yang, Peking University

Zoom information can be found on the EPS advising Google calendar

Website: https://eps.ucsc.edu/news-events/whole-earth-seminars/spring-2021.html

Zoom: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/91237759104?pwd=NXM3NlRiUDlncU5UKzFHZ01saEZyUT09 

Passcode = 708953 

Cost:  Free

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Thursday, 06/10/21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Royal Institution

Is Dark Matter Real? - Livestream


For more than 80 years, astrophysicists have collected data that suggests 80% of matter in the universe is 'dark'. These observations have led them to believe that it is made up of an as yet unknown substance.

In this talk Sabine Hossenfelder will explore the evidence for and against the existence of 'dark' matter. She will argue that that the best explanation is a suitable combination of dark matter and a modification of general relativity, which can be realized by the idea that dark matter has a superfluid phase.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/is-dark-matter-real-tickets-152544004223

Cost:  Free

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Saturday, 06/12/21
09:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Chabot Space and Science Center

Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream

Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck!
Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.

Other Dates For This Event:

• Saturday, 06/12/21

• Saturday, 06/19/21

• Saturday, 06/26/21

• Saturday, 07/03/21

Website: https://chabotspace.org/calendar/free-telescope-viewings/2021-05-08/

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarFXs-04xmdHW_PVc7LWRg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/4443135732423850/?event_time_id=4443137535757003

Cost:  Free