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Kalamazoo Astronomical Society General Meeting

Friday, April 12, 2019, 2:00 PM

Unlocking the Sun:
Spectroscopy in the 1800s
presented by
Dr. Lauren Woolsey

Have you ever wondered how we figured out what the Sun is made of? The story of how we determined the chemical makeup of our own star combines chemistry, physics, and astronomy in a tale of mystery, far-flung expeditions, and unexpected discoveries. After a brief overview of what spectroscopy is and a discussion of some of the key pieces of physics that laid the foundations for these revelations, Dr. Lauren Woolsey will take us through the secrets of the Sun during this turning point in science history.

About the Speaker:

After studying astronomy and physics at University of Maryland and working as an intern at Goddard Space Flight Center, Lauren Woolsey went on to pursue her Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. While there, she studied the Sun's corona and the solar wind, working to build theoretical models of what accelerates the fast solar wind. Shortly after defending her dissertation, she accepted a tenure-track teaching position at Grand Rapids Community College and has been able to share her passion for these topics with students and the public alike for the past three years.

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center (KAMSC)
600 West Vine, Suite 400
Use Dutton Street Entrance - Elevator access is available - Doors Locked After 7:10 pm

Admission is FREE!

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Phone: (269) 532-6965
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