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Entering the Dark Places of Outer Space: Galaxies, Exoplanets, Energy

Dates: 03/13/2017 (Mon): 7:00 pm
Category: Lectures/Workshops
Description:

On those really dark nights, as a new moon when the moon is not visible, and the vast dark sky twinkles with the stars, do you ever wonder what is truly out there? Come to SUNY Orange’s Rowley Center for Science and Engineering [RCSE] and listen to and ask questions of Rosemary Millham, PhD, a former NASA Lunar Content Specialist, speak on the subject “Entering the Dark Places of Outer Space: Galaxies, Exoplanets, Energy.”

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010 of the Rowley Center. This event is free and open to the public.

“The universe is a mystery in more ways than we would like to admit,” states Dr. Millham. “Actually, we can only ‘see’ something like 5 to 6 percent of our visible universe since we believe that the other 95 percent is made up of dark matter and dark energy, things we are clueless about.” She continues, “How do we know they exist? What are astrophysicists doing to find the answers to these mysteries?”

She invites you to come and find out…During the evening, the topics she will discuss include dark energy and dark matter, exoplanets, galaxies, the Milky Way, the Big Bang and the Mystery of the Universe.

Now that she is retired from NASA, she is an associate professor at SUNY New Paltz. She attained her PhD from Oklahoma State University. Millham has also authored books, articles, and PowerPoint presentations.

The Rowley Center is located across the street from the parking garage at 10 East Conkling Avenue on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Questions may be directed to         Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu                                        website: www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

Location: Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010, Rowley Center for Science and Engineering
Fee: FREE
Sponsor: Cultural Affairs
Phone: (845) 341-4891
E-mail: cultural@sunyorange.edu
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Announcement: Entering the Dark Places of Outer Space: Galaxies, Exoplanets, Energy