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A Cosmology Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff
December 7 - 9, 2007

Chicago Maps the Cosmos, 2007

 
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A Cosmology Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff: Chicago Maps the Cosmos, 2007
December 7 - 9, 2007

LOCATION: Chicago, IL
The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics & The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics @ The University of Chicago

AUDIENCE: Museum & Planetarium Staff (Informal Science Educators)

GOALS:

  • Educate individuals who will inspire & educate others about cartography and cosmology
  • Extend the reach of Festival of Maps: Chicago to the edge of the universe, nationally and internationally
  • Introduce current astrophysical research into museums and planetaria, directly impacting tens of thousands of individuals

Preliminary Schedule

Course LOCATION:
LASR 933 East 56th Street, University of Chicago (except for Museum Campus events)


FRIDAY     SATURDAY     SUNDAY

FRIDAY: December 7, 2007
8:00 AMCoffee and Welcome (Landsberg)
8:30 - 10:00 AMLecture I : Overview (Kolb)
10:00 AMCoffee
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMLecture II : Mapping Structure (Matter) (Frieman)
12 PMLunch
1:00 - 2:30 PMLecture III: Mapping the Unseen: Dark Matter (Gladders)
2:30 PMCoffee
3:00 PMBus to Museum Campus/Field/Adler Planetarium
3:30 - 4:00 PMLecture On Field Mapping Exhibit (Classroom C) (Gretchen Baker & Todd Tubtis)
4:00 - 5:00 PMField Exhibit Self Guided Tour - "Maps: Finding Our Place in the World"
5:30 - 6:30 PMTour of Adler - "Mapping the Heavens" Exhibit & "Space Visualization Lab (SVL)" (Mark SubbaRao & Jodi Lacy)
6:30 - 8:30 PMReception & Far Out Friday Activities
9:00 PMShuttle Departs for I-House
SATURDAY: December 8, 2007
8:30 AMCoffee Question & Answer Session
9:00 - 10:30 AMLecture IV: Mapping the Forces: Dark Energy (Turner)
10:30 AM - 1:00 PMBreak-out Session
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMInformal Lunch (Break-out Session continued)
1:00 - 2:30 PMLecture V: Current Map of the Early Universe: CMB Observations (Pryke)
2:30 - 3:00 PMCoffee Q & A
3:00 - 4:30 PMLecture VI: How the Map Was Made: Gravity (Kravtsov)
4:30 - 5:30 PM Participants Present
6:00 PMDinner/Social (I-House)
SUNDAY: December 9, 2007
9:00 - 10:00 AMCoffee Q & A Session
10:00 - 11:00 AMLecture VII: How the Map Was Made Part II: When Matter & Radiation Were Coupled (Dodelson)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMLecture VIII: How Theory Maps to Observations: Particle Connection (Kolb)
12:00 - 2:00 PMLunch; Informal Q & A; Close-out


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Last update: November 29, 2007