Jan. 10, 2016: UAA astronomer Travis Rector to present at Anchorage Science Pub
by Michelle Saport |
Sunday, Jan. 10, 4-5:30 p.m. Tap Root Public House (3300 Spenard Rd.)
Everyone loves pictures of space. But have you ever wondered if that's what they really look like? Or if the colors are real? For over twenty years, UAA astronomer Dr. Travis A. Rector has been making color astronomical images with some of the world's largest telescopes. In this talk, Rector will give a behind-the-scenes look at what professional astronomers do (and what they don't do) when making these beautiful images. He'll also share with people images and stories from his new book, "Coloring the Universe."
The Anchorage Science Pub (ASP) offers regular meetings, open to the public, at which presenters give short, informal talks about scientific topics, followed by a question-and-answer session. The ASP was created to educate the public on subjects that they might not normally hear about.