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Rescheduled: MSTE Friday Lunch Series - Eclipses as Heavenly Laboratories: Launching Revolutions in General Relativity and Exoplanets

Event Type
Lecture
Topic
mste friday lunch series
Sponsor
Office for Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education (MSTE)
Location
Classroom 201, 505 E. Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Date
Oct 13, 2017   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Brian Fields
Cost
Free and open to the public
Registration
RSVP!
E-Mail
kclayto2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
College of Education Events

The 2017 total solar eclipse was likely the most viewed in human history, and was a spectacular moment of public engagement and interest in astronomy and science in general. Illinois Astronomers took full advantage of this opportunity, and members of the AstroIllini outreach group will demonstrate hands-on activities. Moreover, eclipses also provide unique laboratories. Brian Fields will discuss two examples of eclipse-based science that have changed the face of physics and astronomy: testing Einstein's General Relativity theory, and discovering planets around other stars.

This event was originally scheduled for Friday, September 29th, 2017, but, due to unforseen circumstances, had to be cancelled last minute. It has now been rescheduled.

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