Unlocking the Sun: Spectroscopy in the 1800s
- TODAY, September 17, 2018, at 3:45 p.m.
- Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
Have you ever wondered how we know what the sun is made of, even though it’s too hot to visit?
The story of how we discovered the chemical makeup of our own star combines chemistry, physics, and astronomy in a tale of mystery, far-flung expeditions, and unexpected discoveries. After an overview of spectroscopy, assistant professor Lauren Woolsey will take us through the secrets of the sun from this turning point in science history.
Dr. Woolsey is a Harvard-trained expert in astronomy, solar physics, and exoplanets.
Future GRCC Science Talks will include:
- 11/05/2018: “Species Conservation: How we got here and what can still be done” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
- 02/21/2019: “Epigenetics and Colon Cancer: A tale of mice, microbes, and methyl groups” – 4 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
- 03/25/2019: “Gene Modifications: CRISPR” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
Grand Rapids Community College Science Talks are open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
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