07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
GUEST SPEAKER: John O’Meara, W. M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist
ASTRONOMY TALK | Even with the most powerful telescopes and instrumentation, astronomy faces a fundamental problem: the ability to determine the distance to objects in the cosmos.
From the solar system to the cosmic microwave background, the history of astronomy is intertwined with the hunt for a better distance measure.
This talk will trace that history and that quest, from the era before telescopes to the telescopes of tomorrow.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Gates Performing Arts Center at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) campus in Waimea (Kamuela)
65-1692 Kohala Mtn. Rd.
Kamuela, HI 96743