NIU’s Summer Under the Stars: Eyes on the Sky
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012
LaTourette Hall, Room 200, NIU Campus, DeKalb
7pm-11pm; Free to attend.
Donna Kubik, an astrophysicist at Fermilab and an NIU alumna, will discuss how professional, research-grade telescopes can be viewed as “souped-up” versions of amateur telescopes and cameras. Kupik and the group will explore similarities using the Dark Energy Survey’s optical telescope as an example. After the talk, participants can choose among several optic activities, from playing with periscopes to assembling Galieoscopes for star gazing. Throughout the activity, participants can also visit the observatory.