Coloring Our Universe
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Pink planets and green galaxies? Can space really be so colorful? Turns out, the colors of the universe surpass even our wildest imagination.
And there’s proof.
In the next edition of [email protected] Science, Kimberly Kowal Arcand, visualization lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of our vibrant multiwavelength universe.
As a science data “story teller,” Ms. Arcand combines her background in molecular biology and computer science with her current work in the fields of astronomy and physics. You’ll journey with her to black holes and stellar nurseries, view exploding stars in 2D, see changes in cosmic objects over time and explore some parts of the universe that have been mapped in 3D space—all without ever having to leave Earth’s atmosphere.
Ms. Arcand is the Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has its headquarters at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is an award-winning producer and director, as well as a leading expert in studying the perception and comprehension of high-energy data visualization across the novice-expert spectrum. She has spear-headed the creation, distribution and evaluation of large-scale science and technology communications projects
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Admission is $10 for non-members / $8.50 for members.
Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium. Space is limited – pre-purchase highly recommended. Tickets will be available at the door based on availability (credit card only; cash will not be accepted). Admission does not include access to the museum’s exhibitions. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine.
- Limited onsite parking. More at frostscience.org/parking.