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YAE In-Person Family STEM Forum

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Thu 16 May 2024


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


5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

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Have questions? Please contact the YAE team.


Please join us for an in-person joint Youth for Astronomy & Engineering Program "STEM Forum" and Cosmic Visions student art exhibition on May 16, 2024 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Please join us to learn about how we create stunning images and videos from telescope data, then hear from local student artists about how they are inspired by the telescope images. Talks will be followed by an opportunity to view the artwork created by the local students and engage in hands-on activities. Weather-permitting the night will close with a tour of the Offit Telescope. The program will be geared towards students in 4th to 12th grade (middle and high school youth) but all are welcome to attend. 

The event is FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided during the art exhibition portion.

To learn more about the YAE Program, visit

Speaker: Dr. Frank Summers
Title: Cinematic Astronomy
Presentation Summary:
Scientific rigor can often seem at cross purposes to artistic expression. As an astrophysicist who creates visualizations, Dr. Summers not only confronts this dichotomy daily, but also delights in the challenge of combining accuracy and aesthetics. His talk will showcase compelling visuals and describe how his team transforms astronomy images and data into cinematic sequences for press releases, educational materials, planetarium shows, and IMAX films.

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