DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
TIME: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
LOCATION: UNLV Barrick Museum Auditorium; free and open to the public
UNLV's Department of Physics and Astronomy will welcome Mario Livio, senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute, for "Hubble's Top Scientific Discoveries," Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrick Museum Auditorium at UNLV.
The event is part of the department's Astronomy Lecture Series, which commemorates the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. The lecture is intended for astronomy enthusiasts of all backgrounds and ages.
NASA astronauts recently traveled to the Hubble Space Telescope and made a number of repairs to this extraordinary equipment, resulting in new images of the cosmos that remind us of the majesty of our universe.
In honor of the Hubble's renewed scientific contributions, Livio will look beyond the incredible images generated by the Hubble Space Telescope and recount the ten most important scientific discoveries generated by the satellite.
Livio is the author of numerous books, including The Accelerating Universe, The Golden Ratio, and The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved. His latest book, Is God A Mathematician?, discusses the power of mathematics and draws on a range of topics from the laws of nature to the properties of ordinary knots.
Livio has presented at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., Hayden Planetarium in New York, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Glasgow Planetarium.
For more information on the UNLV Astronomy Lecture Series, please click here.