At the dawn of the 20th century the universe seemed to be a much smaller place. The Sun, Earth and planets were our solar system, and beyond them the millions of stars that is our galaxy, the Milky Way. But that's it. That was our universe. And for astronomers, a major question always remained. Was that the whole universe or were there other galaxies? New Mexico PBS hosts Science Café to discuss this and other questions about our universe.
Come to the February New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a PBS clip, and then join in a discussion with Trish Henning, Physics and Astronomy professor at the University of New Mexico. Henning will discuss her involvement on the international team behind the recent discovery of 883 galaxies, a third of which had never been seen before.
This month's event takes place Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salon Ortega, located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque. (Located in the History & Literary Arts Building). Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pop Fizz will provide refreshments.
New Mexico PBS Science Cafés are presented with support from Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin. NM PBS thanks the National Hispanic Cultural Center for providing the event space.
New Mexico PBS hosts a Science Cafe 12 or more times a year, at various locations. These exciting events show clips from episodes of Nova, Nova scienceNOW, the Online NewsHour Science Reports, Nature, Frontline, and other programs, with an expert on that topic on hand to answer questions, and facilitate open discussions with the audience.
For updates on the New Mexico PBS Science Cafés, and local and national science, nature and technology programs, and visit the online community web portal, Science Central.