5:00 PM Social
5:15 PM Book Discussion
6:00 PM Dinner Reserve @ 651/220-4777
7:15 PM Icarus: A Newly Discovered Star, Dating Halfway Back to the Big Bang
Speaker: Patrick Kelly, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy
In the spring of 2016, Kelly led the research team that
discovered the farthest star ever seen from Earth—so far
away, it has taken nine billion light years to reach Earth.
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were
monitoring a supernova when this star was detected. Kelly
will enlighten us about this and current research.