The Astronomer's Toolkit

Tue 3 Sep 2019

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


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Have questions? Please contact Tracy Lamb.


Speaker: Brandon Lawton (Space Telescope Science Institute)

For thousands of years, astronomers have employed increasingly precise angular measures to track the positions of stars in the night sky. The invention of the telescope, just a few hundred years ago, greatly expanded our view beyond what the human eye could see. Technology, in the forms of photography, electronics, digital detectors, and computer analysis, brought revolutions to our capabilities and knowledge. Join us for an exploration of the modern tools and methods used by astronomers with highlights of the recent results they have enabled. In addition, get acquainted with several hands-on tools that you can use to explore authentic NASA data.

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

Recorded live on Tuesday, September 3, 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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