January 14, 2014
"50 Years of Out-of-This-World Research at Arecibo Observatory"
Join us at SRI for a conversation with
Dr. Robert Kerr
Sr. Principal Scientist, Center for Geospace Studies and Director, Arecibo Observatory
January 14, 2014
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5:15
SRI Menlo Park
Middlefield Road at Ringwood
Open to all Free of charge
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Do not park at SRI's main entrance at 333 Ravenswood Ave. Entrances to Conference Center parking are next to the church on Ravenswood and at Ringwood and Middlefield.
Dr. Kerr will describe the past, present, and future of Arecibo Observatorythe world's largest, most sensitive single-dish radio telescope, located in Puerto Rico. Preeminent for its research in astronomy, space studies, and atmospheric science, the facility is a unique resource for the research community. Its legacy includes the first radar-ranging of an earth orbit-crossing asteroid, early maps of several solar system objects, a Nobel Prize for confirming Einstein’s general theory of relativity through the timing of binary pulsar orbital decay, and the first detection of planets orbiting another staramong dozens of its other breathtaking discoveries. The 1,000-foot-wide telescope has even appeared in movies (GoldenEye, Contact) and TV (The X Files). More than 100,000 people visit the facility each year. As it marks its first half-century, the Observatory is expected to continue to amaze the world with its discoveries for generations to come.
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Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. The Café provides a forum for debating science issues outside a traditional academic context. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable - all spoken in plain English. There is no admission charge to attend our events. Building on its great success outside the United States, Café Scientifique Silicon Valley is the first such Café on the West Coast. We meet monthly to discuss a variety of science topics.