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From the City to the Stars

Saturday, June 2, 2012
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join professional and amateur astronomers for a free evening of urban stargazing. An outdoor party beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and the twinkling canvas of the night sky, it will be a night to explore and discover the vast wonders of the cosmos. Bring your telescope if you have one, or use one of the dozens we’ll have on hand.

The evening kicks off with a conversation with four world-class astronomers who share their unique perspectives on the cosmos and explain the upcoming Transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event set for June 5 when Venus passes directly between the Earth and the Sun.

Afterward, mingle with the astronomers as we point the telescopes skyward and enjoy celestial tunes by Brooklyn DJ Patrick Billard.

Participants

Mario LivioAstrophysicist, Author

Dr. Mario Livio is an astrophysicist, a best-selling author, and a popular speaker. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published more than 400 scientific papers on topics ranging from Dark Energy and cosmology to black holes and extrasolar planets.

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Lawrence KraussPhysicist, Author

Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and best-selling author. His research focuses on the intersection of cosmology and elementary particle physics. Krauss’s work addresses questions about the origin of matter in the universe.

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Kelle CruzAssistant Professor in Physics and Astronomy

Kelle Cruz is an Assistant Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Hunter College and a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), Department of Astrophysics.

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