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SMP 12/5/15 | Coloring the Universe | Speaker: Travis Rector

Saturday, December 5, 2015
5:00 AM
170 & 182 Weiser Hall (Formerly the Dennison Building)

Everyone loves pictures of space. But have you ever wondered if that’s what it really looks like? Or if the colors are real? For over twenty years astronomer Dr. Travis A. Rector has been making color astronomical images with some of the world’s largest telescopes. In this talk, Dr. Rector will give a behind-the-scenes look at what professional astronomers do, and what they don’t do, when making these beautiful images.

All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from Weiser Hall (formerly the Dennison Building) in the U-M Church Street parking structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services. For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series click here or call 734.764.4437.

Travis A. Rector, Professor of Physics and Astronomy (University of Alaska)