Unveiling the Cosmos: Key Inventions Behind the Modern Telescope

Tue 5 Nov 2019

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


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Speaker: Sarah Kendrew (European Space Agency/STScI)

The astronomical telescope is a relatively recent invention in the ancient science of stargazing. Over the past 400 years, generation after generation of technology has transformed telescopes from passive observing tools to complex, highly automated workhorses of science. This astounding increase in sophistication has brought forth a golden age of astronomical discovery and ever-new insights into the nature of the universe and our place within it. Join Dr. Sarah Kendrew for an illustrated guide to the technological inventions that enabled this cosmic transformation.


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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