Variable Stars and the Expanding Universe

Saturday, 07 March 2020 9:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. MST

NOIRLab HQ | 950 North Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

Teen Astronomy Café
Dr. Chien-Hsiu Lee
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The Teen Astronomy Café program is an out-of-school program that offers high school students opportunities to interact with scientists who work at the forefront of astronomy. The program runs from 9:30am til noon on the first Saturday morning of each month from October through May (except for January). Students explore the birth and death of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, gravitational lenses, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies and more. A computer lab activity related to the short presentation follows as part of the Teen Astronomy Cafés experience. The students use the actual computer programs and data that the scientists use! The Teen Astronomy Cafés are open to all high school students at no cost. The program aims to elevate student achievement and desire to go to college, and perhaps inspire some students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.