Dr. Webb will present his musical program,entitled Astronomy Music, which will include live version of several of the songs from his CD "Reaching for the Stars" as well as renditions of popular astronomy-themed songs on finger-style guitar.
Dr. Webb will discuss the "breaking News" aspect of public media such as facebook. He will give several cases where misleading reports flood the social media making "discoveries" where there are none. We will discuss the nature of scientific discovery and proper channels for releasing "discoveries".
NASA and Stocker update, telescopes, astronomy, door prizes, munchies!
FIU astronomers now have access to a remotely operable telescope at one of the best observing sites for optical astronomy in the world: the Jacobus Kapteyn telescope (JKT) in the Canary Islands.
The new Hubble ViewSpace installation in the Stocker Astroscience Entryway/Exhibition hall is now live! It has been described as: stunning, inspiring, spectacular, and real. Come check it out, anytime during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the hall.
Due to the generous help of Robert Martinez and his brother, Roman Martinez, Orbital ATK generously donated $5,000 to the Stocker Astroscience Center Foundation fund for exhibitions, equipment, and software for the center. Currently, the funds have been used to set up the Hubble ViewSpace display, and other purchases necessary to the operation of the observatory. A huge thanks goes to Orbital ATK and Bob and Roman Martinez for the generous gift.
Stocker AstroScience Center
Department of Physics
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 222
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-3964
Fax: (305) 348-6700