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Teen Science Cafe: The Cool Side of the Cosmos

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Free

THIS EVENT IS FULL. ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY AS OF 6:30PM, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Advance registration for Junior Academy members ONLY through Friday, September 23. Register below. General registration opens Saturday, September 24.

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Taylor Community Resource Center, 4900 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 + Google Map

Cafe Schedule
6:00 pm – 6:20 pm: Dinner
6:20 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation & Activities

Featured Cafe Presenter:
Martin H. Israel, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, and The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; Fellow, Academy of Science – St. Louis
080103_jaa_martin_israel_009_cropDr. Israel grew up in Chicago, and was an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago and a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology before joining the Washington University faculty, in the Department of Physics, in 1968. He has taught physics and astrophysics courses at all levels, from introductory courses for non-science majors and undergraduate courses for physics majors, to graduate astrophysics courses. Dr. Israel conducts research on cosmic-ray astrophysics using electronic instruments on stratospheric balloons and various spacecraft.

Have you ever wondered how scientists study the cosmos without ever going into space? Find out how researchers are able to measure and study something that originates in another part of the universe from right here on Earth! Explore the astrophysics behind cosmic rays and learn why so many astrophysicists travel to Antarctica to conduct their experiments. Participate in a hands-on stratospheric balloon design challenge in this interactive cafe on the Cool Side of the Cosmos. Academy Fellow, Dr. Martin Israel from the Department of Physics & The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University talks about his research and his experiences studying cosmic rays.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Taylor Community Resource Center
4900 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
+ Google Map