2016
DateEvent
January 2, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Abigail Vieregg, "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays"
January 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ali Vanderveld, "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing"
January 9, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Zhen Hou, "Cosmic Microwave Background"
January 10, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Phil Mansfield, "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures"
January 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler, "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
January 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Sean Johnson, "Fingerprinting the stars"
January 21, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy", Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy", and Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
January 22, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Megan Bedell - "Exoplanets"
January 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
January 30, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
January 31, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
February 2, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ali Vanderveld, "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing "
February 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
February 7 - January 7, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Phil Mansfield - "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures" & Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
February 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
February 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
February 14, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
KICP Talk
C2ST Speakeasy: Ritoban Basu Thakur, "Dark Matter -- The Dark Path to our Being"
February 20, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation"
February 21, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
February 28, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Fakhri Zahedy
March 5, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Sean Johnson, "Barcoding the stars"
March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Akash Dixit & Nora Shipp
March 15, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ali Vanderveld - "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing"
March 17, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy" & Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
March 19, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
March 20, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Phil MansPhil Mansfield - "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures"
March 22, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
March 26, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
March 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Talk
Cafe Scientifique: Erik Shirokoff, "Using nano-scale devices at the South Pole to study the most distant objects in the Universe"
April 7, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
April 7, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Talk
Broader Horizons: Joshua Carter, quantitative analyst at Citadel in Chicago
April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Workshop
UChicago Conference: "Space: Speculation and Exploration"
April 9, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Daniel Scolnic, "The life stories of Stars"
April 9, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation" & Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
April 10, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Phil MansPhil Mansfield - "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures"
April 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Workshop
Joshua Frieman in the Deborah Stratman film "The Illinois Parables"
April 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Lecture
The World's Oldest Computer: The Antikythera Mechanis
April 15, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Workshop
Astronomy Conversations Training Session
April 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
April 16, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
April 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
April 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Event
Chicago Astronomy on Tap
April 21, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Lecture
Astrophysics for Older Adults
April 21, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
April 21, 2016 @ 8:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy"
April 21, 2016 @ 9:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
April 23, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
April 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
April 25, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Farr
April 28, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Evan Shockley, "Dark Matter"
April 30, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
May 1, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Akash Dixit & Nora Shipp
May 3, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ali Vanderveld - "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing"
May 3, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
May 5, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Megan Bedell, "Planets around other stars"
May 5, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Lecture
Kavli Lecture: Michael Turner, "From The Big Bang To The Multiverse & Beyond"
May 7, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Jason Henning, "Going to the end of the earth to study the beginning of the universe"
May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
May 12, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Daniel Holz, "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves"
May 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Camille Avestruz
May 14, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Cameron Liang, "The realm of galaxies"
May 14, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
May 17, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Zoheyr Doctor, "The discovery of gravitational waves"
May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
May 19, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
KICP Talk
Broader Horizons: Korey Haynes, associate editor at Astronomy Magazine
May 19, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Diana Dragomir
May 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Farr
May 21, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Megan Bedell - "Exoplanets", Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
May 26, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Evan Shockley, "Dark Matter"
May 28, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
May 29, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
May 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
June 3, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
June 4, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
June 5, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
June 7, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
June 7, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
June 10, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Diana Dragomir
June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Evan Shockley - "Dark Matter"
June 12, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy"
June 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
June 22 - 24, 2016
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Chicago Area Agency on Ageing Field Trips to Adler Planetarium
June 25, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Zhen Hou - "Cosmic Microwave Background"
June 26, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
June 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Diana Dragomir, "Exoplanets"
July 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
David Grossnickle, "Paleontology"
July 9, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope", Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
July 10, 2016
Astronomy Conversation
Akash Dixit , Nora Shipp
July 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
July 19, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Stacy Rosenbaum, "Gorilla preservation"
July 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
July 21, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Diana Dragomir, Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope", Maya Fishbach
July 22, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
July 23, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Stacy Rosenbaum, "Gorilla preservation."
July 23, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation"
July 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
July 26, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Stephanie Baumgart, "Dinosaurs and how they fly"
July 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
July 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Stephanie Baumgart, "Pterosaur flight"
July 31, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
KICP Lecture
The 2016 Summer Kavli Fulldome Lecture: Michael Turner, "From The Big Bang To The Multiverse And Beyond"
August 2, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
August 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Dan Scolnic, "Dark Energy"
August 3 - 9, 2016
KICP Yerkes Institute
Spy vs. Spy, Yerkes Summer Institute
August 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
August 7, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Event
Windy City Physics Slam: Where Particle Physicists Collide
August 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Diana Dragomir
August 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Gourav Khullar
August 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation"
August 14, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
August 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
August 17, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Zoheyr Doctor
August 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
August 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Maurizio de Pitta, "Einstein's Brain"
August 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Nicole Larsen, "Dark Energy"
August 27, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
August 27, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
August 29, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
September 3, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Gourav Khullar, Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope"
September 4, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background" and Nicole Larsen - "Physics, Dark Matter and CMB telescope"
September 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
James Lasker
September 6, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach, Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy "
September 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
September 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Akash Dixit
September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
September 19 - 21, 2016
KICP Cosmology Course
"Observing Einstein's Outrageous Universe", Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff
September 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
KICP Event
Screening & Discussion: STARMEN
September 23, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Ben Farr, "Gravitational Waves"
September 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
September 25, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Tang
September 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
October 1, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Sav Sethi, "String Theory"
October 1, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
October 2, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nicole Larsen, "Dark Matter and CMB telescope"
October 6, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler, "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
October 7, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Tang
October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
October 9, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover, "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
October 11, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Farr, "Gravitational Waves"
October 15, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cosmin Deaconu, "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter "
October 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Gourav Khullar & Nora Shipp
October 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Akash Dixit
October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cameron Liang, "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
October 22, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Faustin Carter, "The time machine at the South Pole"
October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope" and Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
October 24, 2016 @ 3:30 PM
Talk
2016 Leon Lederman Lecture: Rocky Kolb, "The Mysterious Dark Universe"
October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Talk
Cafe Scientifique: Dan Scolnic, "Tension in the Universe: Dark Energy, Dark Matter & Different Numbers"
October 25, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Mike Gladders, "Gravitational Lensing"
October 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
KICP Workshop
Life Long Learning Training Session
October 27, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Camille Avestruz, "Structures in our Universe"
October 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Talk
Argonne OutLoud: Clarence Chang, "To the ends of the Earth...and the beginning of the cosmos"
October 29, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Sam Passaglia, "Physics of Star Trek"
October 29, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope" and Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
November 1, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
James Lasker
November 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
November 3, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Zohyer Doctor, "100 Years in the Making: The Detection of Gravitational Waves"
November 5, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays "
November 11, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
November 12, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
November 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background", Nicole Larsen - "Physics, Dark Matter and CMB telescope"
November 17, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Andrew Long, "Demystifying Dark Matter"
November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
November 26, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
November 27, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
December 1, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
December 1, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Leslie Rogers, "Exoplanets: The Diversity and Demographics of Distant Rocky Worlds"
December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
December 4, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach, Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
December 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Gourav Khullar
December 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Taylor Hoyt
December 15, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Cameron Liang, "Galaxies: A Tour through Our Universe"
December 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Adam Miller, Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
December 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays "
December 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
December 27 - 29, 2016
KICP Yerkes Institute
Up & Down, Yerkes Winter Institute

Abigail Vieregg, "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays"
January 2, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ali Vanderveld, "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing"
January 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Zhen Hou, "Cosmic Microwave Background"
January 9, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Phil Mansfield, "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures"
January 10, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler, "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
January 12, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Sean Johnson, "Fingerprinting the stars"
January 19, 2016 | Harbor Point Building | 6:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy", Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy", and Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
January 21, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Megan Bedell - "Exoplanets"
January 22, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
January 24, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
January 30, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
January 31, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ali Vanderveld, "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing "
February 2, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
February 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Phil Mansfield - "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures" & Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
February 7 - January 7, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
February 9, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
February 13, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
February 14, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

C2ST Speakeasy: Ritoban Basu Thakur, "Dark Matter -- The Dark Path to our Being"
February 16, 2016 | Geek Bar Chicago, 1941 W North Avenue, 60622 Chicago, IL | 7:00 PM
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Website
KICP Talk
Everything we see today, our precious atoms and molecules, got here by traveling on swaths dark matter. From the oscillations of the hot plasma of the primordial universe, to the formation and dynamics of modern galaxies, dark matter plays a necessary role. The very construct in which we sit is defined by its abundance. Our universe’s evolution is controlled tightly by a cosmic tug-of-war between dark matter and dark energy. Thus understanding dark matter is not only important to explain the past and the present, but also the future trajectory of our universe. It has been over 80 years since its discovery, and we have yet to “see” dark matter directly. This talk will discuss how we came to know about dark matter and the multitude of concordant observations. Next, we will discuss our best ideas regarding the nature of dark matter and detection strategies being pursued world-wide.

Dr. Ritoban Basu Thakur is an experimental cosmologist at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on understanding early universe physics by precise measurements of the cosmic microwave background, and progressing experimental techniques toward terrestrial detection of dark matter. To this end, he is developing novel detectors and analyzing observational data collected via these detectors. Dr. Basu Thakur obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The crux of his PhD research, on dark matter, was carried out at the Fermilab Center for Particle Atrophysics. He was URA fellow and graduate student association officer at Fermilab. He got his B.S. in Physics, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa (liberal arts and sciences) from Dickinson College.

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation"
February 20, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
February 21, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Fakhri Zahedy
February 28, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
March 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Sean Johnson, "Barcoding the stars"
March 12, 2016 | Sulzer Library, Forward Chicago (Lincoln Square) | 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Akash Dixit & Nora Shipp
March 13, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ali Vanderveld - "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing"
March 15, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy" & Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
March 17, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
March 19, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Phil MansPhil Mansfield - "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures"
March 20, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
March 22, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
March 26, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cafe Scientifique: Erik Shirokoff, "Using nano-scale devices at the South Pole to study the most distant objects in the Universe"
March 28, 2016 | Map Room | 7:00 PM
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Talk
Some of the most distant objects in the Universe can only be studied with submillimeter wavelength instruments. These ancient objects include the cosmic microwave background - relic radiation left over from the the Big Bang - and the galaxies that hosted the first generation of stars. To see these distant signals we employ microscopic superconducting devices operating a fraction of a degree above absolute zero. And to see through the earth's atmosphere, we operate telescopes in some the most remote locations on Earth, including the South Pole and the Atacama Desert. We will talk about the instruments, the remote observatories we're building, and what we hope to reveal with them.

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
April 7, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Broader Horizons: Joshua Carter, quantitative analyst at Citadel in Chicago
April 7, 2016 | ERC 401 | 4:00 PM
Talk
I joined Citadel as a quantitative researcher in 2013 after completing a Hubble Fellowship. Citadel is a Chicago-based global financial institution offering asset management, retail execution/market making and trading technologies. Quantitative researchers (or "quants") are responsible for developing, testing and maintaining sophisticated, automated trading models. I will give a candid overview of this sector, giving my personal experience and offering advice for a similar transition.

UChicago Conference: "Space: Speculation and Exploration"
April 9, 2016 | International House Assembly Hall | 9:00 AM
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Workshop
The University of Chicago's Conference titled "Space: Speculation and Exploration" is a day long event, hosting speakers from across the country. The conference aims to inspire public fascination and contemplation of the universe by connecting renowned professors and experts on space from various fields of science, economics, politics, and fiction with University of Chicago students and community members.

KEYNOTE
Robert Rosner- University of Chicago Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics

SCIENCE PANEL
Jay M. Pasachoff- Williams College Professor in Astronomy
Brian Fields- University of Illinois Professor in Astronomy
Grace Wolf-Chase- Adler Planetarium Astronomer
Zoltan G. Levay - Imaging Group Lead in the Office of Public Outreach at Space Telescope Science Institute
Scott Sandford- NASA Astrophysicist

BUSINESS AND POLITICS PANEL
Eligar Sadeh- CEO of Astroconsulting
Charles Blandchard- former General Counsel of the Air Force and the Army
David Livingston- Host of The Space Show

FICTION PANEL
Eric S. Rabkin- University of Michigan Professor of English Language and Literature and Professor of Art & Design
Robert J. Scherrer- Vanderbilt University Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and science fiction blogger
John Hemry- New York Times Best Selling Author of The Lost Fleet series
Robert Buettner- National Bestselling Author of Jason Wander and Orphan's Legacy series

Daniel Scolnic, "The life stories of Stars"
April 9, 2016 | Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation" & Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
April 9, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Phil MansPhil Mansfield - "Computational Astrophysics & Large Dark Matter Structures"
April 10, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
April 14, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Joshua Frieman in the Deborah Stratman film "The Illinois Parables"
April 14, 2016 | Gene Siskel Film Center | 6:00 PM
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Workshop
For the last 25 years, Deborah Stratman (BFA 1990) has explored the landscape of our national history and psyche in riveting films, sculpture, sound, and public works. With THE ILLINOIS PARABLES, she turns her attention to the “American microcosm” and its storied past. Bracketed by sweeping aerial shots of the state’s ancient prairies and waterways, Stratman spins eleven tales of natural disaster, messianic devotion, technological breakthrough, government resistance, and unsolved mystery. Together, these stories ask how the systems of belief they represent have shaped how we see the land, ourselves, and our nation. 16mm. (Amy Beste)

The World's Oldest Computer: The Antikythera Mechanis
April 14, 2016 | National Hellenic Museum | 333. South Halstead | 6:30 PM
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Lecture
More than 21 centuries ago, Greek scientists created a mechanism that used brass gearwheels to predict the movements of the sun, the moon, and probably most of the planets, essentially inventing the world's first computer.

Found by Greek sponge divers in an ancient shipwreck, its corroded remnants, now known as the Antikythera Mechanism give us fresh insights into history and challenge our assumptions about technology transfer over the ages.

Dr. John Seiradakis, Radio Astronomer and Physics Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, will discuss the work of an international team of experts who used 21st century technology to decode the truth behind the world's first computer.

This program will also feature the artwork of two local artists inspired by the Antikythera Mechanism: Terry Poulos and Keith Skogstrom.

Astronomy Conversations Training Session
April 15, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 4:00 PM
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Workshop
Join us for a volunteer training session where you will learn about the Astronomy Conversations Program, the Adler Space Visualization Lab and science communication techniques.

SVL and Astronomy Conversations

Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
April 15, 2016 | Montgomery Place (Hyde Park) | 7:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
April 16, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
April 17, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Chicago Astronomy on Tap
April 18, 2016 | The Map Room | 7:00 PM
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Event
This Monday, April 18, is the inaugural Chicago Astronomy on Tap! For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Astronomy on Tap is a public outreach initiative at bars across 10 US cities (and Santiago, Chile) that involves informal astronomy talks and astronomy trivia (and beer!). This event will be held at The Map Room (off the blue line, 1949 N. Hoyne) at 7 pm, and Laura will be giving a talk on 'Prospects for Detecting Alien Life in the Next Decade.' We hope to see you there!

Astrophysics for Older Adults
April 21, 2016 | ERC 401 | 4:00 PM
Lecture
Presenters: Karen Kolb Flude, Daniel Grin.

Beginning in 2013, the KICP has developed an astrophysics outreach effort to older adults (formerly known as senior citizens). This program has brought fundamental and cutting-edge content in astronomy to older adults at Chicago senior centers, retirement homes, and public libraries. The material has been presented by graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at the KICP, the University of Chicago's Astronomy/Astrophysics Department, Physics Department, and even broader pool including biologists at the UofC, as well as scientists at FermiLab, the Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum. After briefly introducing the program, we'll cover how to effectively reach out to this audience. This event is a perfect entry point to participate in the program! After a ~1 hour presentation, participants will have an opportunity to present slides for critique and improvement, and discuss the program more informally.

Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
April 21, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 7:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy"
April 21, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 8:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
April 21, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 9:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
April 23, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
April 24, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ben Farr
April 25, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Evan Shockley, "Dark Matter"
April 28, 2016 | Woodson Regional Library | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
April 30, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Akash Dixit & Nora Shipp
May 1, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ali Vanderveld - "Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing"
May 3, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
May 3, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Megan Bedell, "Planets around other stars"
May 5, 2016 | Renaissance Court (in Chicago Cultural Center) | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Kavli Lecture: Michael Turner, "From The Big Bang To The Multiverse & Beyond"
May 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 7:30 PM
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Lecture
Lecture Flyer [PDF]

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Lecture and Q&A Session
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Speaker Reception with Refreshments

Presented by The Kavli Foundation
The Kavli Foundation fulldome lecture will be streamed live at fourteen other institutions including the American Museum of Natural History (NY, NY), the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA). This dome-cast will allow audiences across the country to immerse themselves in the presentation in real time and ask questions.

We know the Universe began 13.7 billion years ago in an explosion of space called the Big Bang. We also know that the gravity of dark matter created the galaxies and other cosmic structures we see today from tiny quantum fluctuations that arose just after the Big Bang. Yet some big questions remain.

Is our Universe part of a larger multiverse? What is speeding up the expansion of the Universe? These are the mysteries that inspire cosmologists today. In a dazzling, fulldome presentation, this presentation will illustrate what we know and how we know it, as well as the big ideas and puzzles of cosmology today.

On May 5, the University of Chicago's Michael Turner will explore some of the biggest mysteries in modern cosmology.

About Michael Turner
Michael S. Turner is a theoretical astrophysicist and the Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is also Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at Chicago. Turner helped to pioneer the interdisciplinary field of particle astrophysics and cosmology, and has made seminal contributions to the current cosmological paradigm known as "LambdaCDM", including the prediction of cosmic acceleration. His current research interests are dark matter, dark energy and inflation. Turner has won numerous prizes and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

About the Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
The Kavli Fulldome Lecture series takes audiences on a journey to the very edges of human knowledge. Adler experts and leading scientists work together to create dazzling, animated images of real data, which are projected onto the planetarium dome during the lectures. Audiences don't have to imagine what an equation might tell us about the Universe’s distant past, they can travel back in time and see it with their own eyes.

Current list of institutions participating in the dome-cast:
  1. American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
  2. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO
  3. Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
  4. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
  5. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
  6. Gary E. Sampson Planetarium, Wauwatosa, WI
  7. Casper Planetarium, Casper, WY
  8. Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN
  9. Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL
  10. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver, BC
  11. The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City, SD
  12. Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Madison, WI
  13. Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN
  14. Jackson Middle School Observatory, Champlin, MN
  15. University of Alaska Ankorage, Anchorage, AK

Jason Henning, "Going to the end of the earth to study the beginning of the universe"
May 7, 2016 | Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
May 7, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Daniel Holz, "The Discovery of Gravitational Waves"
May 12, 2016 | Renaissance Court (in Chicago Cultural Center) | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Camille Avestruz
May 12, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang, "The realm of galaxies"
May 14, 2016 | Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
May 14, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Zoheyr Doctor, "The discovery of gravitational waves"
May 17, 2016 | Harbor Point Apartments on Randolph St. | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
May 18, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Broader Horizons: Korey Haynes, associate editor at Astronomy Magazine
May 19, 2016 | ERC 401 | 4:00 PM
KICP Talk
After completing my PhD at George Mason University studying exoplanets, I joined the staff of Astronomy in December 2014. Astronomy is the largest general level magazine of its type, serving fans of both the science and hobby sides of the field. As an editor, I work closely with scientists and science writers to make stories ready for publication, write for print and the web, and manage large tracts of our website. I will talk about my experiences in the field, and address specifically the transition from scientist to science communicator.

Diana Dragomir
May 19, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ben Farr
May 19, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Megan Bedell - "Exoplanets", Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
May 21, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Evan Shockley, "Dark Matter"
May 26, 2016 | Renaissance Court (in Chicago Cultural Center) | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
May 28, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
May 29, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
May 31, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
June 3, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
June 4, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach
June 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
June 7, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
June 7, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Diana Dragomir
June 10, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Evan Shockley - "Dark Matter"
June 11, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
June 12, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Alan Zablocki - "Cosmology, Neutrinos, Dark Energy"
June 16, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
June 18, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Chicago Area Agency on Ageing Field Trips to Adler Planetarium
June 22 - 24, 2016 | Adler Planetarium
KICP Life Long Learning Series
KICP affiliated volunteers: Daniel Grin, Evan Shockley, Geza Gyuk, Faustin Carter

Zhen Hou - "Cosmic Microwave Background"
June 25, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
June 26, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Diana Dragomir, "Exoplanets"
June 29, 2016 | 79th Street Senior Center | 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

David Grossnickle, "Paleontology"
July 6, 2016 | 79th Street Senior Center | 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope", Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
July 9, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Akash Dixit , Nora Shipp
July 10, 2016 | Adler Planetarium
Astronomy Conversation

Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
July 12, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stacy Rosenbaum, "Gorilla preservation"
July 19, 2016 | Harbor Point Apartments | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
July 20, 2016 | 79th Street Senior Center | 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Diana Dragomir, Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope", Maya Fishbach
July 21, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
July 22, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stacy Rosenbaum, "Gorilla preservation."
July 23, 2016 | Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation"
July 23, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
July 24, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephanie Baumgart, "Dinosaurs and how they fly"
July 26, 2016 | Forward Chicago | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
July 28, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephanie Baumgart, "Pterosaur flight"
July 30, 2016 | Woodson Regional Library | 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

The 2016 Summer Kavli Fulldome Lecture: Michael Turner, "From The Big Bang To The Multiverse And Beyond"
July 31, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 11:00 AM
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KICP Lecture
We know the Universe began 13.7 billion years ago in an explosion of space called the Big Bang. We also know that the gravity of dark matter created the galaxies and other cosmic structures we see today from tiny quantum fluctuations that arose just after the Big Bang. Yet some big questions remain.

Is our Universe part of a larger multiverse?

What is speeding up the expansion of the Universe?


Theoretical astrophysicist Michael Turner has devoted his life and research to the pursuit of the answers to these questions. On July 31, the esteemed University of Chicago Professor will return to the Adler Planetarium for a reprise of the lecture that he delivered to a sold-out crowd on May 5. In a dazzling, fulldome presentation custom-made by the Adler's Space Visualization Lab, this presentation will illustrate what we know and how we know it, as well as the big ideas and puzzles of cosmology today.

As an important feature of the Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series, Turner's presentation will be live domecasted from the Adler to other planetaria around the country and the world. Stay tuned as locations are added.

About Michael Turner
Michael S. Turner is a theoretical astrophysicist and the Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is also Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at Chicago. Turner helped to pioneer the interdisciplinary field of particle astrophysics and cosmology, and has made seminal contributions to the current cosmological paradigm known as "LambdaCDM", including the prediction of cosmic acceleration. His current research interests are dark matter, dark energy and inflation. Turner has won numerous prizes and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

About The Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
The Kavli Fulldome Lecture series takes audiences on a journey to the very edges of human knowledge. Adler experts and leading scientists work together to create dazzling, animated images of real data, which are projected onto the planetarium dome during the lectures. Audiences don’t have to imagine what an equation might tell us about the Universe's distant past, they can travel back in time and see it with their own eyes.

Sponsor: The Kavli Foundation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
August 2, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Scolnic, "Dark Energy"
August 3, 2016 | 79th Street Senior Center | 10:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Spy vs. Spy, Yerkes Summer Institute
August 3 - 9, 2016 | Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, WI
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KICP Yerkes Institute
Instructors: Camille Avestruz, Zoheyr Doctor, Gourav Khullar, Richard G. Kron, Randall H. Landsberg, James Lasker, Phil Mansfield, Sam Passaglia, Rebecca Pierce, Jason Poh.

The 2016 Yerkes Summer Institute (YSI) was filled with secrecy, deception, and espionage. At YSI, high school students in the Space Explorers program played the role of 20th-Century spies to handle secret information: revealing, concealing and distorting information. Through three day-long lab activities, the students explored connections between spying and science. In the "Secret Photos" lab, they studied angular size, resolution, and the film-development process in order to effectively gather information on "enemy operatives" using 35 mm cameras. In the "Radio Beams" lab, students designed, built, and tested a system to transmit audio via an amplitude-modulated (AM) laser, which allowed them to secretly communicate across long distances. Lastly, techniques to securely communicate were examined in the "Codes and Ciphers" lab, which also served as an introduction to modern cryptography. After cycling through these three day labs, the students broke into three new groups and took one of the labs a step further: one group doctored photographs to spread false information, another built AM radio transmitters and receivers, and the last created treasure hunts using codes and ciphers for the clues. Nighttime activities included: observations with the Yerkes telescopes, astrophotography, explorations of the constellations which focused on what current research can tell us about them (e.g. most know exoplanets were found by Kepler in the constellation Cygnus); and bad weather activities that included examinations of the veracity of viral internet photos, and stories of famous spies. The week's spy-themed activities not only introduced the students to the importance of privacy in the digital age, but also to the concepts and skills that are integral to any modern STEM career.

Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
August 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Windy City Physics Slam: Where Particle Physicists Collide
August 7, 2016 | 3:00 PM
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Event
Come see five particle physicists from around the world put on a show about the mysteries of the universe. In a high-energy competition, they'll share the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, shine a light on ghostly neutrinos, and uncover the very structure of the universe.

Host
Tom Skilling, WGN-TV chief meteorologist

Featured Speakers
  • Renee Hlozek, "The Death of the Universe: A Musical"
    Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, Dunlap Institute and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto; TED Senior Fellow
  • Dan Hooper, "Hunting for Dark Matter: The 'Soul' of the Universe"
    Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago; Scientist II, Fermilab
  • Chris Marshall, "'MC Truth' Raps About Neutrinos"
    Graduate student, University of Rochester
  • Clara Nellist, "Picturing Particles: From Bubbles to Bosons"
    Particle Physicist, LAL-Orsay /IN2P3 / CNRS, France
  • Mariel Pettee,"The Electron Slingshot"
    Physics PhD Candidate, Yale University

Diana Dragomir
August 10, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Gourav Khullar
August 12, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation"
August 13, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
August 14, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
August 16, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Zoheyr Doctor
August 17, 2016 | 79th Street Senior Center | 11:00 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Maya Fishbach
August 17, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maurizio de Pitta, "Einstein's Brain"
August 19, 2016 | Montgomery Place | 7:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Nicole Larsen, "Dark Energy"
August 20, 2016 | Woodson Public library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
August 27, 2016 | Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizer: Daniel Grin

Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
August 27, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
August 29, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Gourav Khullar, Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope"
September 3, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background" and Nicole Larsen - "Physics, Dark Matter and CMB telescope"
September 4, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

James Lasker
September 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
September 6, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach, Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy "
September 10, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
September 13, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Akash Dixit
September 15, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang - "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
September 15, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

"Observing Einstein's Outrageous Universe", Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff
September 19 - 21, 2016 | Chicago, IL
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KICP Cosmology Course
Observing Einstein's Outrageous Universe: Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Gravitational Lenses and the Big Bang

Who Should Attend: Museum & Planetarium Staff

What to Expect:
  • A better understanding of the BIG Picture of cosmology
  • Conversations with leading edge researchers
  • A day at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum to see innovative ways to bring current research into a museum
  • Practicum sessions that will allow you test drive programming ideas developed during the course
  • Tools and resources to bring the frontiers of physics to your home institution


Course Description
A century ago Einstein put forth his theory of gravity. For the first 50 years it was an exotic theory with many untestable predictions thought to be irrelevant to our Universe. Beginning 50 years ago with the discovery of quasars and the cosmic microwave background (CMB), it has become clear that we live in Einstein’s Universe where the extraordinary is now the ordinary and his theory is in full bloom. To study the Universe today you have to understand the cosmic implications of Einstein's theory. We will focus on observable aspects of some of the most outrageous and compelling predictions of general relativity. These predictions include black holes, gravitational waves, gravitational lensing, and the Big Bang. We will explore the recent detection of gravitational waves from the merger of black holes 30 times the mass of our Sun, the spectacular fireworks associated with the death of stars and the formation of neutron stars and black holes, precise measurements of properties of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, the bending of light due to the gravity of clusters of galaxies, and how we learn about the origin of space, time, and the earliest moments of the Universe.

Screening & Discussion: STARMEN
September 23, 2016 | Doc Films/Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall | 6:30 PM
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KICP Event
The screening will included a conversation with Director Alison Rose,
Kavli Prize Laureate Donald Lynden-Bell,
KICP Director Michael Turner,
and KICP associate director John Carlstrom.

Sponsored by: The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) and The Kavli Foundation

STARMEN

Ben Farr, "Gravitational Waves"
September 23, 2016 | Montgomery Place | 7:30 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
September 24, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Amy Tang
September 25, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Andrew Long, "Dark Matter"
September 27, 2016 | Conrad Sulzer Regional Library | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Sav Sethi, "String Theory"
October 1, 2016 | Carter G. Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
October 1, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nicole Larsen, "Dark Matter and CMB telescope"
October 2, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler, "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
October 6, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Amy Tang
October 7, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach
October 8, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover, "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
October 9, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Ben Farr, "Gravitational Waves"
October 11, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cosmin Deaconu, "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter "
October 15, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Gourav Khullar & Nora Shipp
October 16, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Akash Dixit
October 20, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang, "Galaxy Formation & Evolution"
October 20, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Faustin Carter, "The time machine at the South Pole"
October 22, 2016 | Carter G. Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope" and Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
October 22, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

2016 Leon Lederman Lecture: Rocky Kolb, "The Mysterious Dark Universe"
October 24, 2016 | Illinois Institute of Technology | 3:30 PM
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Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb of the University of Chicago will give the 2016 Leon Lederman Lecture in Physics on Monday, October 24 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center, Room 111.

Kolb is the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Chicago. The eminent cosmologist studies the application of elementary particle physics to the very early universe.

In his lecture "The Mysterious Dark Universe," he will explore how the answer to the question of what the universe is made of is not simple. Astronomical observations tell us that 95 percent of the universe is missing. Most of the mass of the universe is in a mysterious form known as dark matter, and most of the energy in the universe is in an even more mysterious form known as dark energy. Dark matter and dark energy will determine the ultimate fate of our universe, Kolb says; understanding the nature of the dark universe is the biggest challenge facing cosmology today.

Kolb is a member of the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at Chicago, as well as dean of physical sciences. In 1983, he helped to found the Theoretical Astrophysics Group and in 2004 was the founding director of the Particle Astrophysics Center at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Physical Society, among many other awards and honors. In addition to over 200 scientific papers, he is a co-author of The Early Universe, the standard textbook on particle physics and cosmology. Read more.

"Rocky Kolb is an excellent and accomplished astro-particle physicist with an outstanding ability to make complex concepts understandable to the public, said Grant Bunker, chair and professor of physics.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Physics and honors physicist Leon Lederman, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988 with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger and was the Pritzker Professor of Physics at Illinois Tech from 1992-2012. Members of the physics faculty and others have pledged money to permanently endow the Lederman lecture.

Cafe Scientifique: Dan Scolnic, "Tension in the Universe: Dark Energy, Dark Matter & Different Numbers"
October 24, 2016 | The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne | 7:00 PM
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Dear Cafe Denizens,

As we transition from summer into fall, I am happy to announce our autumn cafe scientifique and an astronomy related movie screening.

"Tension in the Universe: Dark Energy, Dark Matter & Different Numbers" Dan Scolnic
Time & Date: 7-9 PM
Monday October 24, 2016
Location: The Map Room, 1949 N. Hoyne
(Free, Limited to first 50 Attendees)

(others can join the cafe email list at - Cafe Email list: http://tinyurl.com/cafelist )

Mike Gladders, "Gravitational Lensing"
October 25, 2016 | Conrad Sulzer Regional Library | 6:00 PM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Life Long Learning Training Session
October 27, 2016 | ERC 545 | 10:00 AM
KICP Workshop
In conjunction with the KICP Life Long Learning program, we are hosting a training session focused on working with older adults. Gerontologist Karen Kolb will conduct a workshop that will explore demographic trends, the physiology and psychology of aging, and practical considerations for presenting to older adults.

Camille Avestruz, "Structures in our Universe"
October 27, 2016 | Renaissance Court | 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Argonne OutLoud: Clarence Chang, "To the ends of the Earth...and the beginning of the cosmos"
October 27, 2016 | TCS Conference Center, ANL | 6:30 PM
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The depths of the cosmos can only be matched by the innumerable questions we have about it. Scientists have attempted for hundreds of years to gain a clear picture of how the universe was formed. Our current understanding of it is the best so far, but there is still so much more to know. But just how do researchers study the beginning the universe?

Physicist Clarence Chang (Argonne National Laboratory and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago) collaborates with a group of researchers using the South Pole Telescope, which is equipped with a unique Argonne-made sensor technology to measure and characterize thermal radiation signatures generated billions of years ago. He will also provide highlights of his research travels to the Antarctica and the South Pole.

Sam Passaglia, "Physics of Star Trek"
October 29, 2016 | Carter G. Woodson Regional Library | 10:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope" and Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
October 29, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

James Lasker
November 1, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
November 1, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Zohyer Doctor, "100 Years in the Making: The Detection of Gravitational Waves"
November 3, 2016 | Renaissance Court | 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays "
November 5, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach
November 11, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
November 12, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background", Nicole Larsen - "Physics, Dark Matter and CMB telescope"
November 13, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Andrew Long, "Demystifying Dark Matter"
November 17, 2016 | Renaissance Court | 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
November 17, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 7:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
November 26, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
November 27, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
December 1, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 11:00 AM
Astronomy Conversation

Leslie Rogers, "Exoplanets: The Diversity and Demographics of Distant Rocky Worlds"
December 1, 2016 | Renaissance Court | 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Jason Henning - "CMB Polarization, Instrumentation", Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
December 3, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach, Sean Mills - "Exoplanets"
December 4, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Gourav Khullar
December 12, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Taylor Hoyt
December 13, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Cameron Liang, "Galaxies: A Tour through Our Universe"
December 15, 2016 | Renaissance Court | 11:30 AM
KICP Life Long Learning Series
Organizers: Randy Landsberg, Erik Shirkoff, Daniel Scolnic & Andrew Long

Adam Miller, Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
December 15, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 6:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays "
December 17, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
December 18, 2016 | Adler Planetarium | 1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation

Up & Down, Yerkes Winter Institute
December 27 - 29, 2016 | Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, WI
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KICP Yerkes Institute
Instructors: Randy Landsberg, Phil Mansfield, Eric Oberla, and Erik Shirokoff.

The 2016 Yerkes Winter Institute (YWI) focused on the forces that lift objects up and what happens when they are pushed down. Twenty local high schoolers in the Space Explorers program participated in three labs led by Erik Shirokoff, Eric Oberla, Phil Mansfield, and Randy Landsberg, which focused on pressure and buoyancy. This year's activities included weighing a car using only an air pressure gauge and a sheet of paper, determining how many party balloons it would actually take to lift the house in the film Up! (or the ANITA experiment), and a camp-wide competition where students used Archimedes' Principle to design boats that could carry as many pennies as possible. The activities in this year's YWI will help prepare the Space Explorers for the launch of a high altitude balloon which they will be performing later in the year. Nighttime activities included observations with the 24-inch telescope, identifying constellation and interesting astrophysical objects that they contain, and a slide show of the recent launch of ANITA in Antarctica. Thirty-seven parents and siblings joined the last day of YWI for presentations and closing ceremony.