Last Saturday, cloudy skies forced the Public Observing team to keep the telescopes closed up. Despite the lack of observing, the 50 or so guests enjoyed an inquisitive night of science fun!
Haverford astronomy student Andrea Gaughan ’16 presented a talk about cosmology, raising some of the big questions about our universe, for example, its formation, size and age.
Members of the audience, including members of a local Boy Scout troop, were captivated by her talk and challenged the Public Observing team with a number of thoughtful questions about our universe. Topics of this lively discussion ranged from life on other planets to the meager future of our sun to the status of Pluto as a dwarf planet.
After the talk, guests lingered, enjoying tours of the telescope domes, astronomy crafts, and videos.
Thanks to everyone who came out last week and made the event a success! We hope you join us for our next event in March!