Friday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00pm
Dennison Building, Room 182
500 Church St
Thirteen and a half billion years ago, four hundred thousand years after the Big Bang, the universe had expanded and cooled enough for hydrogen atoms to form. All was darkness. It took another few hundred million years before stars and galaxies lit up the universe, ending the cosmic “dark age.”
Professor Haynes will talk about what we know about the first stars, galaxies, and supermassive black holes. She will also show how new and future telescopes will enable us to witness the epoch of “cosmic dawn.”
Visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/astro for more information or download the poster (PDF). This event is free and open to the public.
Martha Haynes is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University. Her research interests include galaxy formation, cosmology, and radio astronomy. She is the vice-president of the International Astronomical Union, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences.
map courtesy of Lowbrow Astronomers
On Sunday, February 16th, the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History will be opening up its new exhibit “Snake vs. Dinosaur: Caught in the Act” featuring a depiction of a large prehistoric snake caught in the act of preying on a baby dinosaur hatchling. A touchable cast of the fossil slab will reveal the evidence that scientists studied to interpret the event. The snake’s skull and vertebrae are visible, along with two spherical unhatched eggs.
This exhibit is part of an overall theme about Predators. Throughout the month of February, there will be Hands-On Demonstrations featuring Owls: Birds of Prey. Hands-On Demonstrations are on Saturdays at 11 am and 3 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. And on March 22, the museum will have a special Discovery Day devoted to Predators and Prey.
Beginning on Saturday, February 8th, the University of Michigan Physics department will begin hosting their weekly Saturday Morning Physics lectures. The lectures will be held Saturday mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM in 170 Dennison on central campus. These events are free and refreshments will be served from 10:00 to 10:30 AM prior to the lecture.
Designed for general audiences, the lectures are an opportunity to hear physicists discuss their work in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms. The multimedia presentations include hands-on demonstrations of the principles discussed, along with slides, video, and computer simulations.
You can find out more information by clicking here, including parking suggestions and guidelines (scroll to the bottom).
Science Café: Aging, Memory Loss, and Dementia: Causes, Challenges, and Current Research (link)
- Host Department: Museum of Natural History
- Date: 01/29/2014
- Time: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
- Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
- Description:At Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub 318 S. Main St. What do scientists know about the causes of memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease? What are some of the challenges patients and their families face? Are there health care or science policies that can impact research and patient outcomes? Join Dr. Henry Paulson, Director of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Prof. Scott Roberts of the U-M School of Public Health as we discuss the prospects for future research and treatment in these areas. Sponsored by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. All Science Cafés take place at Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm; program 6-7:30 pm.
The Secret Life of Birds
- On Display Through January 31
- Fourth Floor (Temporary Gallery)
Birds are everywhere you look–and many places you don’t. Creeping through the cracks of culture, lurking in the layers of language, hiding in the hollows of history, birds are everywhere.
They have us surrounded.
What are they up to? What are they concealing? What unspoken mysteries permeate…the secret life of birds? Enjoy this unique and creative exhibit through January 31 in the Temporary Gallery on the fourth floor.
The Great Lakes Zoological Society’s World of Discovery Conservation and Rescue Center’s 2013 Camp Program
Looking For something Fun and Exciting to do over Winter Break? The Great Lakes Zoological Society in Ann Arbor is hosting a Winter Break Camp
for hands-on animal encounters, zoo keeping, educational activities, crafts and new friendships. You can choose one or all of the days, with new topics, activities and discoveries each day!
CAMP DETAILS: $55 per day ($49 for members) or a discount for all three days. Enroll in one, two, or all three of them (weekly discount rate automatically applies within the same session) Camps meet from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily (except Tuesday and Wednesdays)
Lunch is not provided. So campers should bring a brown bag lunch. Snacks (not snakes!) will be provided.
Early session – December 23 – December 27
- Monday, December 23: A World of Senses!
- Tuesday, December 24: No Camp
- Wednesday, December 25: No Camp
- Thursday, December 26: Myths and Legends!
- Friday, December 27: Wild Diets!
Late session – December 30 – January 3
- Monday, December 30: A World of Senses!
- Tuesday, December 31: No Camp
- Wednesday, January 1: No camp
- Thursday, January 2: Myths and Legends!
- Friday, January 3: Wild Diets!
Students in first grade through eighth grade may attend. Camps will be divided by age and camp content, and will be tailored to suit the campers’ grade levels. In the instance of low enrollment, groups may be combined and the camp content may be tailored appropriately.
If you are 13 or older and would like to experience camp in a new way, consider being a Jr. Camp Counselor! Call (734) 332-1628 for more information.
Camps are offered for campers grades 1st – 8th.
For more information contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator at: 734-332-1628 or email@example.com