Astronomer to offer look at universe from new perspective
Gordon K. Squires, Thirty Meter Telescope communications and education lead, will offer a new perspective on the universe 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. “A Universe of Wonder” will be the topic.
By night, Squires is an astronomer exploring the old, cold and distant universe, understanding how galaxies formed billions of years ago and the nature of the dark matter and dark energy that fills space. By day, he helps share the latest discoveries enabled by NASA space telescopes, including Spitzer, Herschel, NuSTAR, WISE, Kepler and more.
In this talk, he will share his favorite recent discoveries enabled by these ground- and space-based telescopes, with some personal stories of how he helped share them with the world.
Squires is an astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, working with the Thirty Meter Telescope, as well as NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, the Herschel Space Observatory, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, NuSTAR, Kepler, WISE, and other space telescopes with Caltech involvement.
Program host Christopher Phillips, ‘Imiloa’s planetarium manager, will provide observational highlights of the current night sky over Hawaii, pointing out prominent constellations and stars one can see during this time of year.
The monthly planetarium presentations are hosted on the third Friday of each month. Cost is $10, with discounts for members. ‘Imiloa is located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo streets at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, visit www.imiloahawaii.org, or call 969-9703.
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