Northwest Suburban Astronomers
Harper College Department of Physical Sciences
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Explore the wonders of the universe... see the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies.
On Saturday, April 21st. - RAIN or SHINE - we will host an informative and entertaining celebration of astronomy beginning at 5:30 pm.
If the skies are clear, telescopes will be available for viewing a variety of celestial objects.
NSA members will be on hand to answer any questions and conduct general tours of the night sky.
But don’t stay away even if it’s cloudy. Inside the school will be a wide variety of shows, demonstrations, and exhibits.
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|Every 15 minutes||Z128||Craft Projects for Children||Suzy Weber||Make a moon phase flip book. Astronomy word search and coloring activities.|
|6:30 to 8:30||Z130||Astro Bingo||Harper College Astronomy Club||Play a game of Bingo while learning about astronomy!|
|6:00 PM||Z102||NASA vs SpaceX||Dean Mikolajczyk||See what a new kind of space race looks like as we explore NASA vs the commercial space activities of SpaceX.|
|6:00 PM||Z117||Curious Exoplanet Scientists Want To Know: Is There Life on Earth?||Dale Dellutri||Skokie Valley Astronomers Club member Dale Dellutri will explore whether scientists on other planets could determine if there is life on Earth.|
|6:00 PM||Z119||Planet Earth as Art||Jim Plaxco||This presentation asks the audience to consider planet Earth as a work of natural art based on a collection of images taken by remote sensing, Earth-orbiting satellites. Scenes include cities for scale, river deltas, lakes, mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, clouds, deserts, and sediment flows.|
|6:00 PM||Z123||The Universe through Imaging||Tom Auchter||Learn about different types of celestial objects, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies through astronomy images.|
|7:00 PM||Z102||Up Close and Personal with Two Planetary Giants||Kevin Cole||See some of the exciting discoveries made by the Cassini Mission at Saturn and the Juno Mission at Jupiter.|
|7:00 PM||Z117||NASA Aerospace Scholarship Experience||Mallory Drevline||This Harper student earned a trip to NASA through a vigorous competition for the coveted NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program (NCAS). Join us as Mallory explains what her experience was like.|
|7:00 PM||Z119||When Galaxies Collide||Bhasker Moorthey||Did you know our galaxy is a neighborhood bully that eats its companions? One day it will meet its match in the Andromeda Galaxy and things won’t end well. In this talk, you will learn all about galaxies including what happens when two of them collide.|
|7:00 PM||Z123||How Did the Sun Get Here?||Roger Kolman||The Sun is our most important star, yet we still don’t know how it got here. In this presentation, we will explore some of the potential formation mechanisms of our star.|
|8:00 PM||Z102||Mysteries of the Cosmos: The Search for Alien Life||Jim Kovac||Join the hunt for alien life in the Solar System, extending the search to Triton, the ice moon of distant Neptune, and to extreme micro-environments on our home planet Earth.|