Posts tagged with "astronomy"
Date and time: Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room North Art Schmidt, distinguished Senior Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, will present the fascinating dynamics of sound and physics. Smart guy + intense topic = October's Science Squad! Snacks and pop served. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-506-2661.
Date and time: Thursday, February 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction area Larry Ciupik, astronomer from the Adler Planetarium, will give us the inside scoop on what it's like to work as a research astronomer in the formidable desert of southwest United States and describe the incredible high-energy universe. Snacks and pop provided. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Date and time: Friday, October 15, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Bring the family to Astronomy Night. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador Jim Kovac is presenting “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.” He’ll highlight images of our own solar system as well as the remarkable recent discoveries of distant worlds and conclude with a discussion of the possibility of other Earths. We’ll end outside (weather and skies permitting) to see the moon, stars and other stellar treats through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. The location for this has been changed to the commuter parking lot across the street on North Vail Avenue. Drop in
What might life be like if it existed elsewhere in the Universe? Michelle Nichols, Master Educator for NASA Forum Programs at the Adler Planetarium will outline what life is, how amazingly extreme life can be on Earth, and where we are likely to find life elsewhere in the Universe. Michelle will also showcase NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which is currently looking for planets around other stars, and highlight the recent findings of planets which could very well be just like our own Earth.
Following the program, everyone is invited to the library’s parking lot where telescopes, provided by the NW Suburban Astronomers Club, will be set up to view the evening’s sky. Additional parking is available in the commuter lot across from the library on Vail Street.
Date and time: Friday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
Date and time: Friday, November 20, 7-9 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Bring the family to Astronomy Night and celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with us. We'll unveil two very large photos of our universe recently taken by NASA’s Great Observatories. Jim Kovac, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador, will give a presentation, “The Universe in Images,” showing photos of galaxies, nebulas and stars previously made by the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra Space Telescopes. We’ll end the evening by gazing through some powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. There's no registration required.
The big smiles on the faces of young and old as they walked through the doors of the Hendrickson Room for last weekend's LEGO train exhibit said it all. The exhibit, which drew 2,763 attendees, was a crowd pleaser for all ages. The attendance was 5% higher than in 2008 - the last time the train exhibit was here. The exhibit was put together by Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club members. Our next family event is Astronomy Night on Friday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador Jim Kovac will present “Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System.” Then everyone is invited to go outside to the parking lot to look through powerful telescopes set up by members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers Club. It's all free, and there's no registration.