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[email protected] Science: Coloring Our Universe
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 multi-wavelength 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 promptly at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium. Please note admission to the event does not include museum admission. Museum exhibitions close at 5:30 p.m.