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Astronomy on Tap Louisville: Particle Physics & Cosmology

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Understanding the Universe through Particle Physics Akhtar Mahmood, Bellarmine U Particle accelerators can recreate the hot, dense conditions which existed in the first microsecond after the Big Bang. At that point, subatomic particles called quarks were creating protons and neutrons. Other subatomic particles called neutrinos survived until today, and could play a pivotal role in […]

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Astronomy on Tap Louisville: The Great North American Eclipse of 2024

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We are being treated to two solar eclipses in the coming year, an annular one (partial in KY) on Oct. 14, 2023, and a total one which passes through southern IN on April 8, 2024. A total eclipse is a chance to experience the forces beyond Earth with many senses: twilight comes in the middle […]

Astronomy on Tap Louisville – Planetary Exploration 1982-91

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Exploration of the Solar System by spacecraft is in its 7th decade, since Mariner 2 flew by Venus in 1962. We will examine in detail the 3rd decade, which included NASA's Voyager mission to Uranus and Neptune and Galileo Mission flyby of Asteroid Gaspra, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Russian Venera mission to Venus and […]

Astronomy on Tap Louisville: Hubble & James Webb News

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The Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, and the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021, have revolutionized astronomical research. Together, they make a team which observes from ultraviolet to mid-infrared light, in exquisite detail. They have made contributions in all areas of astronomy, from exoplanets to stars and galaxies.  Come hear the details with […]

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AoT-Louisville, Feb 7, 2024

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"What color is Mars? I've spent over 20 years looking at pictures of the "red" planet, and I don't know the answer. I don't even understand the question. But I'll try to explain as much as I can." Astronomy is the science of trying to make what is invisible to our eyes something we can […]

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