Unveiling the Invisible Universe (Evening Feature Film)
DateSaturday, December 16, 2023
Time7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LocationCernan Earth and Space Center (I Building)
AdmissionAdults: $8, Seniors (55 and over): $5, Children (2-17): $5, Triton College Students, Faculty & Staff with Current Semester ID: FREE, All Other High School or College Students with Student ID: $5
For thousands of years humans observed the light coming from the night sky with just their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe.
Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to reach above Earth’s atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the markers of the hot and violent Universe.
But it is not only light that gives information about the cosmos.
Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information.
Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes has opened a new window in astrophysics.
This program presents images of the cosmos as revealed by all these different messengers.
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