Please join the Friends of Ohio State Astronomy & Astrophysics (FOSAA) for our Spring 2020 Event! This event will feature several short talks by Ohio State researchers, who will describe recent discoveries at the frontiers of their fields, at a level accessible to all! Following these presentations, informal lunch chats with Ohio State faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students will give you the chance to ask all of your questions about planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe, and to learn more about astronomy and astrophysics research at Ohio State. We will finish off with a Black Holes discussion panel in the afternoon.
Register once and come to all or any part of our Friends of Ohio State Astronomy & Astrophysics events on May 16th. Registration for this event was announced in early May via the FOSAA e-mail list. If you or someone you know would like to be added to this list, please email Prof. Todd Thompson.
How and When
Date: May 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in 3 events
- 10:00 AM – Noon: Science Talks
- Noon – 1:00 PM: Chat with an Astronomer over lunch
- 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Black Hole Apocalypse discussion panel
Location: Online: Zoom Webinar/meetings
10:00-10:10 – Opening Remarks by Department Chair Dr. David Weinberg
Event 1: SCIENCE TALKS
Event 2: LUNCH WITH AN ASTRONOMER
11:50-1:00 - Each room will have its own meeting link and be emailed out the day of the event
The Dark Matter Lunch with Dr. Linda Carpenter plus research group members
The Dark Energy Lunch with Dr. Chris Hirata plus research group members
The Exoplanet Lunch with Drs. Scott Gaudi and David Martin plus research group members
Event 3: BLACK HOLE APOCALYPSE PANEL
1:00-2:00 - Q&A panel discussion on the NOVA PBS special Black Hole Apocalypse
Attendees will be encouraged to watch this special ahead of time. It is available for free on pbs.org and also available on Netflix.