Our Colorful Universe: Translating Cosmic Light

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Speaker: Joseph DePasquale (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Vivid and fantastical images of the cosmos can amaze and astound both scientists and the public alike. Have you ever wondered how the data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories are transformed into these celestial works of art? How is light beyond the visible spectrum presented and combined to create multi-wavelength masterpieces? And does the strange term “false color” mean that the images are not real? Join us for an engaging discussion exploring how these colorful cosmic images are created, and delve into the broader context of the history of our understanding of light.

Host: Dr. Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Recorded live on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.


The 2019 Public Lecture Series offers talks on a diverse selection of cosmic topics held the first Tuesday of every month in the STScI John N. Bahcall Auditorium. Admission is free and free parking is available in the lot across the street. Find information related to driving directions and relevant transportation resources on our Getting Here page. Further information and directions are available by calling 410-338-4700.

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