Kentucky Academy of Science - Event Information


Event Name:UK SkyTalk
Description:September Topic: The Origins of the Elements
Dr. Tom Troland
 
A child might ask, "Where did I come from?"  An astronomer might ask, "Where did the chemical elements come from, for example, the gold in Tutankhamun's mask?"  The origins of the chemical elements are fundamental questions in astronomy.  That silver ring you have.  Where did the silver come from?  From a silver mine?  Yes, but where did it really come from?  And what about the oxygen in the air we breathe?  The stories of the origins of the elements are closely connected to the stories of the life cycles of stars.  These stories are among the most fascinating in astronomy.
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The University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to welcome the public to our astronomical observatory. Part of our program of public outreach is a presentation on an interesting topic in astronomy followed by a visit to the observatory.  The Kentucky SkyTalk is held on the second Thursday of each month.  A 50-minute program on astronomy will begin at 8:00 PM. This month’s SkyTalk will be held in room 155 of the Chem-Phys Building. The flyer from our website has a map to Chem-Phys and parking: 
https://pa.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/2019-09-12%20Troland%202-page.pdf
 
An all-sky chart for September is here: 
https://pa.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/2019-09-15%20All%20Sky%20Chart.pdf
 
After the presentation, you are invited to view the sky through our 20-inch telescope, weather permitting. (Note that the SkyTalk time changes in the spring and fall. Beginning in October, the presentation starts at 7:00 PM)



Free parking is available in parking structure #2 next to the observatory. With the exception of paid parking, without a valid parking permit, leaving your vehicle somewhere other than the parking structure at the observatory will result in a parking citation.
All are welcome and there is no charge. Tell your neighbors. Bring your kids.
 
Weather Caveat: If the university closes for a weather emergency, the SkyTalk will be postponed and the observatory will not be open.
 

 
 
Event Date:9/12/2019
Event Time:8pm
Location:University of Kentucky Chem-Phys Building?Room 155
Contact Person:Tim Knauer
(phone: 859-257-7147)
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