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Dr. Marco Cavaglià, professor of physics, will review his research into gravitational waves and their importance at 5 p.m. today (Monday, Nov. 18) in Room 103 Engineering Management Building. This is the first of several events planned for Space Week 2019.
In observance of the week, Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team will host guest speakers, observatory viewings and a movie screening. All events are free and open to the public.
The schedule includes:
- Dr. Philip Knocke, former NASA Jet Propulsion Lab scientist, will reflect on his time at NASA as an approach, entry and descent engineer at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Room 103 Engineering Management Building.
- Dr. John Story, associate professor of physics, will discuss stellar clusters deep in the galactic “neighborhood” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall.
- The Student Union Board will host a screening of Interstellar (2014) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center.
- The S&T Observatory will host a viewing of the Pegasus Cluster at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the observatory, located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave., near S&T’s Stonehenge replica.
- A “Tour of the Planets” will feature hands-on, space-related activities like crafts and science projects for elementary school-aged students 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Room 101 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall.
For more information about Space Week, visit the Mars Rover Design Team’s Facebook page.