Evening with the Stars Fall 2017

The JCCC Astronomy Department presents

“Gravitational Waves: Waves of the Past and Waves of the Future”

This fall, JCCC Professor William Koch will explain what gravitational waves are, how they are detected and how gravitational-wave observatories may provide a completely new window into the universe through which to unravel mysteries of the cosmos.

After Professor Koch’s presentation, weather permitting, the JCCC astronomy faculty invite everyone to the Paul Tebbe Observatory (on the roof of CLB) to observe the night sky through telescopes.

Some objects of note that will be viewable are:

  • Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
  • The Pleiades (M45)
  • Albireo
  • Ring Nebula (M57)
  • Uranus
  • The Moon

WHEN: October 28, 2017, at 8:00pm

WHERE: The Craig Auditorium, GEB 233

COST: Free

For more information, contact either Doug Patterson, dpatter@jccc.edu, at (913) 469-8500 x4268, or William Koch, wkoch@jccc.edu, at (913) 469-8500 x3725.