Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Seeing the Universe with New Eyes:
Discoveries from the WISE Telescope
Dr. Doug Lemon
Director (retired) Space Dynamics Laboratory SDL
Friday September 26, 2014
Free to the Public-All Welcome
The WISE telescope, designed and built by USU's Space Dynamics Laboratory, imaged the entire universe in the infrared wavelength regime--the light longer than the eye can see. It provided fantastic new images of the universe and discovered many objects never seen before.
Dr. Lemon will show images of galactic objects--"brown dwarfs, galactic hotdogs" and other galaxies done with visible light and contrast those with the new, stunning, images that were obtained with the WISE telescope. A brief summary of how the telescope was designed and built by SDL and eventually launched into space will be shared with us, also. You will see "with new eyes" and have a better understanding of our universe and ourselves after Dr. Lemon's presentation. An evening not to be missed!
THE CONCERT AND LECTURE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY CACHE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AN INTERFAITH AND CIVIC ORGANIZATION, AND IS ALSO SPONSORED IN PART BY THE RAPZ TAX. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS ALLOWS FREE USE OF THE HISTORIC LOGAN TABERNACLE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT.