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Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom


Cernan Space Center

Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom

Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom

Recently, the collision of two neutron stars was discovered by astronomers using both telescopes and the LIGO gravitational-wave observatory. This is a new way to do astronomy -- simultaneously studying the Cosmos using both light and gravity. It provides a powerful new way to understand the lives of stars, how they die, and how they join the galactic graveyard. Professors Vicky Kalogera, Shane Larson, Raffaella Margutti and Wen-fai Fong will describe their roles and experiences in the making of the ground-breaking discovery.

C2ST Speakeasy: Mission to Mars--Team Composition


Galway Arms Irish Bar & Restaurant

C2ST Speakeasy: Mission to Mars--Team Composition

NASA and its international partners are planning to send humans to Mars in the 2030’s. Mission to Mars will challenge the frontiers of human collaboration as the crew lives and works in an extreme environment. The crew of 4 will be confined to a space the size of a small studio apartment for 2 ½ years. As the crew travels further into deep space, the extreme distance will result in significant communication delays with Earth.

Extreme Storms


Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center

Extreme Storms

Extreme Storms

Huge downpours, massive flooding, heat waves, prolonged droughts—these extreme events are occurring more frequently, and with greater intensity. “100-year-floods” are occurring every year or two; should we consider these weather events the new ‘normal’? How are cities and regions responding and planning under such uncertainties?

Celebrating 10 Years of C2ST


C2ST

Celebrating 10 Years of C2ST

Aaron Freeman, Artist in Residence Dishes About Science


Aaron Freeman, Artist in Residence Dishes About Science

Meet Aaron Freeman, writer/producer, science commentator and funnyman. Former host of both NPR’s weekly talk show Metropolis, and WTTW’s Chicago Tomorrow, a weekly science-and-health half-hour magazine. Aaron will be sharing his take on a variety of science topics through posts and videos.

 

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