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2016 Summer Series

A Feast For The Sensors

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."
– Edwin Hubble

Lectures start at 8:00 PM

Because of extended day light hours, sky viewing will begin at about 9:45.
A relevant program will be shown until then

June 3:  It Started With a Stick
How to build a solar powered analog time machine with trees, rocks, and shovels.

June 10:  The Magic Eye
The most significant Astronomical Invention until the LIGO (Gravity Wave Detector).

June 17:  Knowledge Is Multi-colored
There is a lot more information coming from the sky than what we can see.

June 24:  “Warning! 1202 Program Alarm”*
The science of collecting data and conducting research. Hoarding is good.

July 1:  Is Hubble Real?
Making sense of all the 1’s and 0’s and creating fantastic pictures.

July 8:  Being There
“I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick;

*The overworked computer on Eagle which almost aborted the first Lunar Landing.
It was getting too much data from all the sensors.

2016 Summer Schedule


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University News
May 26, 2016
Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduation and Awards Celebration at West End Architectural Salvage for graduate students on Thursday, May 5.