Summer Lunch & Learn: Light in Astronomy
How We Figure Out from Here What’s Going on Out There!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 · Noon - 1 PM
Join us for a series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics in STEM. Meet other students, connect with UMBC faculty, broaden your knowledge, and prepare for a successful career in STEM.
Students and faculty are invited to attend one or all of these talks. Lunch is on us!
The branch of science that investigates and measures spectra produced when matter interacts with or emits electromagnetic radiation.
How do astronomers based here on Earth learn about what the stars, nebulae, and galaxies are actually made of? How can they accurately answer questions such as, “How fast they are the stars going? Where will they go next? How hot are they?”
Learn how different ideas in science and mathematics come together to help humans learn about regions and events in our universe that may never be visited.
Bio: Roy Prouty directs the UMBC Observatory and offers monthly tours of the telescope dome. He also gives presentations on various aspects of our universe that are of interest to non-scientists. He's currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Science at UMBC, researching artificial intelligence applications, geoscience, and astronomy in collaboration with the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Mr. Prouty is the president of the UMBC Graduate Student Association and regularly consults with local school districts on STEM curricula.