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Fire in Space

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Free

Bridgeton Trails Branch – St. Louis County Library
3455 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044 United States + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Register below!

Featured Speaker: Richard Axelbaum, Ph.D., The Stifel & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science; and Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Advanced Combustion & Energy Research, Washington University in St. Louis

Flame Design, an experiment developed by engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, may help scientists better understand combustion that could help control pollutants back on Earth. This color image of an ethylene-air diffusion flame was recorded after ignition in the NASA Glenn Research Center 2.2-Second Drop Tower. The flame sheet and soot are clearly visible.

Flame Design, an experiment developed by engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, may help scientists better understand combustion that could help control pollutants back on Earth. This color image of an ethylene-air diffusion flame was recorded after ignition in the NASA Glenn Research Center 2.2-Second Drop Tower. The flame sheet and soot are clearly visible.

Fire has always been essential to human existence, but today, fire has gone where no fire has gone before… into space. And the results will surprise you. Join Washington University’s Richard Axelbaum as he explores combustion experiments on board the International Space Station.

 

Fire in Space is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (under a St. Louis project grant). Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.

Details

Date:
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
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Venue

St. Louis County Library – Bridgeton Trails Branch
3455 McKelvey Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044 United States
+ Google Map