Happy New Year! And what a great way to start off the year by making plans to learn more about science by attend the upcoming 2012 Hot Science – Cool Talks presentations, hosted by the Environmental Science Institute at UT Austin.
The next one, Dark Energy, Explosions, and Zombie Stars: The Past and Future of our Universe, on Friday, January 13, 2012, looks great! I always wanted to know about dark energy and supernovas.
The speaker is Dr. Andrew Howell, and he’s from the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. He’s also the host of National Geographic Channel’s third season of Known Universe, and this YouTube video shows a trailer of his program.
Learn more about Hot Science – Cool Talks, and watch my video interviews with Dr. Christopher Kirk on his fantastic December 2011 presentation, “Your Eye, My Eye, and the Eye of the Aye-Aye”.
The January 2012 presentation looks really cool. I hope to see you on January 13th (less than two weeks away!), and be sure to get there early. (It’s in the SAC Auditorium instead Welch Hall.) There are lots of fun activities for kids before the talk, so I hope to see you there!
Commander Ben signing off…