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      Stellar Archaeology: The Race to Find the Oldest Stars in Lewes

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      March 28, 2020

      Saturday   5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

      111 Adams Avenue
      Lewes, Delaware 19958

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      Stellar Archaeology: The Race to Find the Oldest Stars

      The second of our Science and Society - Making Sense of the World Around Us lecture series.features a presentation by Michelle Shinn, physicist from the U.S. Department of Energy.
      Even a casual observer of the night sky will see that some stars shine a different color than others. Historically, learn how this color was tied to the age of a star, aided by the diligent analyses done primarily by female astronomers recruited by a Harvard professor. A modern version of the same techniques, utilized on the largest telescopes, reveals a story of how our Milky Way galaxy sweeps up other galaxies, and in the process, contains some of the first stars shown in the Universe.
      Dr. Michelle Shinn is an accomplished public speaker on a variety of physics such as dark matter and energy, lasers and astronomy. She is an amateur astronomer, beekeeper, and historical musicologist. She has worked at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) as a laser scientist, and now is at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Physics where she works to strengthen ties with industry and the nuclear physics community in order to foster the development of commercial applications arising from nuclear physics research.
      Registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.
      This lecture series is co-hosted by the Lewes Public Library and Topical Seminars.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Science | Technology

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