LAKE GENEVA — A program titled “Gravitational Waves — The New Astronomy” begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Grand Geneva Resort and Conference Center, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva.
The program, free and open to the public, is held in conjunction with an international collaborative meeting of scientists studying gravitational waves and is hosted by Geneva Lake Astrophysics and STEAM, (formerly Yerkes Education Outreach).
The program is geared to the general public.
After the talk, scientists will conduct hands-on activities that teach about gravity and blackholes. There will be a portable planetarium there and, weather permitting, telescopes for viewing the night sky. Students and adults are welcome.
The program is part of a weeklong convention of international scientists hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics.
It will bring together staff and students in gravitational physics, astrophysics and computing to address scientific challenges in relativistic astrophysics, gravitational-wave astronomy, particle astrophysics, and cosmology.
A panel discussion for science buffs, amateur astronomers and college students will take place Monday. The talk will kick off with a short introduction by each of the scientists about their career path, sharing with area young people and undergraduates opportunities in STEM fields.
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