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Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series

  • November 01, 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago or Online

A Universe of Surprises 

November 1 | 7:30 pm

November 2 | 12:00 pm

Our Universe is full of surprises, from ghost remnants of black hole jets to exotic planets around distant stars to Boyajian’s star, the most mysterious star in our galaxy. Drs. Chris Lintott and Laura Trouille will use these unexpected discoveries to explore what we know—and what we don’t—about our dynamic Universe. They’ll examine how scientists cope with surprises, reveal what it’s like to think you might have found aliens, and explain how you too might make a remarkable discovery from the comfort of your home. With future telescopes, scanning the sky night after night, set to provide astronomers with a dynamic view of the Universe for the first time, there’s never been a better time to look up at the night sky—and be surprised!

The Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series takes viewers on stunning visual journeys to the very edge of human knowledge. Guests can enjoy the series from the Adler Planetarium in our state-of-the-art Grainger Sky Theater, as well as from anywhere in the world using YouTube 360.

Tickets: November 1

Members and Students: $5

Adults: $13

Tickets: November 2

Members and Students: $5

Adults: Included with Museum Entry + and above passes (Be sure to select “A Universe of Surprises” as your show option.)

About the Speakers

Dr. Chris Lintott

Chris Lintott is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. He is involved in a number of popular science projects aimed at bringing astronomy to a wider audience, including as main presenter of the BBC TV series, The Sky At Night.

Dr. Laura Trouille

Laura Trouille is Vice President of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium and a Research Associate at Northwestern University. Together, Chris and Laura lead Zooniverse, the largest online citizen science platform, with 1.8 million participants worldwide.

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