Texas Tech University

Why We Do Astronomy From Space

Dates: September 15, 2021

Meets: W from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Texas Tech University Plaza 218

In-Person Fee: $15.00

Please note: this course requires membership in Abilene Membership or Fredericksburg Membership or Highland Lakes Membership or Jefferson Membership or Lubbock Membership

The earliest progress in understanding the skies was made with just the human eye. Now, the science of astronomy uses rocket and satellite-based telescopes. Participants will learn the history of the U.S. space program, starting with the first scientific measurements made with seized German rockets. The discoveries of black holes, launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, most recent satellite missions, and future mission concepts – which include strong involvement of TTU faculty – will all be discussed.
Fee: $15.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)In-Person Fee$ 15.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Online Fee$ 10.00

Texas Tech University Plaza 218

Southeast corner of 19th Street and University Avenue

Tom Maccarone

Tom Maccarone is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1996 and his doctorate in astronomy from Yale University in 2001.


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