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A Priest Walks Into A Bar (3/16)
Thomas Lees presents Prophets & Zombies: Apocalypses as Social Critiques
Guilford Technical Community College
3/16/2016 5:50:00 PM
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2014 NC Political Forum Series- Part 1
In preparation for the midterm elections in November we are excited to hold the 2014 GTCC North Carolina Political Forum Series. Part 1 features Republican candidates Mark Walker, John Faircloth, and Jon Hardister. The forum series allows our students, our faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet various political candidates running for national, state, and local office. The first 30 minutes are devoted to candidate speeches with the remaining 30 minutes devoted to questions from the audience.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/8/2014 3:58:00 PM
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2014 NC Political Forum Series- Part 2
In preparation for the midterm elections in November we are excited to hold the 2014 GTCC North Carolina Political Forum Series. Part 2 features Democratic candidates Pricey Harrison and Alma Adams. The forum series allows our students, our faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet various political candidates running for national, state, and local office. The first 30 minutes are devoted to candidate speeches with the remaining 30 minutes devoted to questions from the audience.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/15/2014 3:55:00 PM
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2014 NC Political Forum Series- Part 3
In preparation for the midterm elections in November we are excited to hold the 2014 GTCC North Carolina Political Forum Series. Part 3 features Republican candidates as well as non-partisan candidates running in the local High Point elections. See Vince Coakley (US Congressional candidate), Jon Hardister (NC State Rep. 57th Distrcit), and Jason Ewing (High Point City Council) For many interested High Point residents, we've brought those candidates to the forum due to the critical topics being decided in this year’s election. The forum series allows our students, our faculty and staff, and the opportunity to meet various political candidates running for national, state, and local office. The first 30 minutes are devoted to candidate speeches with the remaining 30 minutes devoted to questions from the audience.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/22/2014 3:55:00 PM
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2014 NC Political Forum Series- Part 4
Let's figure out what happened last week in the 2014 election in our final installment of the North Carolina Political Forum Series. To help us decipher the election results we present Paul Johnson, political reporter from the High Point Enterprise and Dr. Martin Kifer, Director of the High Point University Survey Research Center. Hear these two wonderful astute political minds decode what the election results from last Tuesday meant for this area and the country.
Guilford Technical Community College
11/12/2014 6:55:00 PM
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A Priest Walks Into A Bar Series (4/6)
This series explores the interplay between religion and pop culture. Marlin Adrian of Salem College presents In the Image of God: Religion, Science Fiction, and Artificial Intelligence
Guilford Technical Community College
4/6/2016 6:00:00 PM
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ACR Picking Cotton: Mythbusting Incarceration (20160902-00019)
This year's All-College Read is Picking Cotton. Picking Cotton is a powerful book dealing with issues of sexual assault, racism, wrongful conviction, incarceration and ultimately forgiveness. This panel discussion deals with incarceration.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/27/2016 3:55:00 PM
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ACR: "Colors of Confinement" Japanese Internment Lecture by Eric Muller
The All College Read Committee and GTCC's Organizational Development presents a lecture on the Japanese internment during World War II. The lecture, "Colors of Confinement," is presented by Eric Muller, a leading expert on the internment, and Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor in Jurisprudence and Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill. This presentation is an enlightening, compelling experience for all.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/21/2014 3:55:00 PM
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ACR: Ed Wakayama
The GTCC English and Humanities department, GTCC Bookstore, and GTCC Foundation presents guest speaker, Ed Wakayama. Dr. Wakayama was born in 1943 in Manzanar internment camp in California, after his family had been rounded, had their assets frozen, and were removed from their home in Terminal Island, California. Dr. Wakayama and his family were among 120,000 American citizens and legal residents imprisoned by the United States during World War II. Dr. Wakayama went on to serve in the US Army and US Army Reserves rising to the rank of colonel in 1991. In 2001, Dr. Wakayama returned to active military service at the behest of Congress, where he worked in the Pentagon as an operational testing and evaluation officer. Dr. Wakayama was in the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001, returning to the burning building twice to help evacuate and care for his colleagues. Dr. Wakayama has a distinguished career in academia as a researcher and professor in clinical laboratory sciences.
Guilford Technical Community College
11/5/2014 4:55:00 PM
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ACR: Jose Galvez
Guilford Technical Community College
3/27/2014 4:10:00 PM
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All College Read Guest Speaker (20160705-00034)
All College Read Guest Speaker (20160705-00034)
Guilford Technical Community College
10/19/2016 2:55:00 PM
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All-College Read Author Visit
All-College Read Author Visit
Guilford Technical Community College
11/7/2013 4:50:00 PM
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Astronomy Lecture
Don Winget
Guilford Technical Community College
10/5/2013 1:27:00 PM
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Astronomy Lecture (20161215-00043)
Guilford Technical Community College
4/21/2017 10:30:00 PM
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Astronomy Lecture: Tom Brown
Astronomy Lecture with Tom Brown
Guilford Technical Community College
3/6/2015 11:55:00 PM
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CFL Speakers' Series (1/30)
The Communication and Foreign Language Speaker’s Series presents Mrs. Julia Humbles, a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement
Guilford Technical Community College
1/30/2014 4:58:00 PM
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CFL Speakers' Series (9/26)
Communication and Foreign Language Speakers' Series
Guilford Technical Community College
9/26/2013 3:58:00 PM
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CFL Speaker's Series Please Join us as We Answer One of Life's Most Essential Questions... (20160205-00014)
How does Facebook know I am shopping for that? The Communication and Foreign Language (CFL) Department is proud to present a panel discussion on the "behind the scenes" aspect of social media. Our panel of experts is comprised of Kevin Lee, Claire McCaskill, and Renard Spratling. This presentation includes three social media discussions: Social Media, Friend or Foe?; Consumer Marketing, and Managing Your Message; as well as a question and answer session with the audience to conclude the presentation.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/30/2016 2:55:00 PM
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Constitution Day
Constitution Day Presentation in AT Auditorium
Guilford Technical Community College
9/18/2013 3:55:00 AM
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Culture and Academic Excellence in the Age of Kendrick Lamar!
“Culture and Academic Excellence in the Age of Kendrick Lamar!” A Conversation with Dr. William Boone.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/23/2013 3:58:00 AM
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David Baron: Edison and the Eclipse That Enlightened America
Edison and the Eclipse That Enlightened America — David Baron will discuss the total solar eclipse of 1878 and share a few accounts from some of the remarkable people who witnessed it, including Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who headed an all-female expedition to Denver to show what women could do in science, and a young Thomas Edison, who after observing the eclipse soon lit the world with his most famous invention.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/4/2017 4:25:00 PM
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David Baron: Nature’s Grandest Spectacle: How, Where, and Why to View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
TriStar kicks off with “Nature’s Grandest Spectacle: How, Where, and Why to View the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse,” a lecture by David Baron, science journalist, author, and broadcaster. Baron is a long-time eclipse chaser and author. In the course of his reporting, Baron has visited every continent and earned some of the top honors in journalism. His written work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Outside, Lonely Planet, and Reader’s Digest.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/3/2017 11:55:00 PM
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David Charbonneau: How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet
Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planet candidates around other stars. The recent announcement of an Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our solar system, highlights the fact that these other solar systems are common. Watch as one of the pioneering scientists in the field of exoplanet detection and characterizations shares the details of this exciting research. GTCC’s Cline Observatory and the GTCC Foundation present the 2016 Jo Cline Astronomy Lecture, “How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet,” by Dr. David Charbonneau. The NASA Kepler Mission taught us that Earth-sized planets are a commonplace throughout the Galaxy. But did life take root on any of these distant worlds? Using upcoming large telescopes, astronomers will search the atmospheres of Earth-like planets for the telltale chemical fingerprints of life. For more information about Charbonneau and his projects, visit: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~dcharbon/Site/Welcome.html.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/23/2016 11:25:00 PM
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Debris Fields in the Solar System- Patrick Miller, Hardin-Simmons University
Guilford Technical Community College
3/5/2016 6:45:00 PM
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Disability Rights NC (20161216-00017)
Disability Rights NC (20161216-00017)
Guilford Technical Community College
2/1/2017 5:25:00 PM
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Domestic Violence Speaker (2014-AAFOFV)
Domestic Violence Speaker (2014-AAFOFV)
Guilford Technical Community College
10/30/2014 3:55:00 PM
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Don Smith: What Can Globular Clusters Tell Us about the Universe?
TriStar Astronomy Conference Don Smith, Guilford College "What Can Globular Clusters Tell Us about the Universe?" The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute's Astronomical Photographic Data Archive (PARI's APDA) contains over two hundred thousand glass plate photographs of the sky. In particular, there are several thousand plates from the University of Michigan's CTIO survey. Instead of focusing the stellar light to points, these plates had a prism in the optical path that smears the stars' light into rainbow-like spectra. From these spectra, the type of star can be identified through the presence (or absence) of atomic energy lines. In total, these plates contain hundreds of thousands of stars that have not been classified - a daunting prospect for any individual. PARI has established a crowd-sourcing web site (scope.pari.edu) that offers anyone the opportunity to try their hand at classifying a small sample of these stars. However, in principle, an artificial neural network could be trained to carry out the classification en masse. I will describe my ongoing project to process these glass plates: to extract stellar spectra from scanned, digitized versions of the images and to train an artificial neural network to classify the extracted spectra. The results of this project could be interesting from an astronomical point of view, extending our knowledge of the demographics of nearby stellar populations, as well as from an artificial intelligence standpoint, providing a way to compare the results of artificial and biological neural networks' efforts to solve the same task.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/1/2014 2:30:00 PM
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Don Winget: "Small Starts In A Large Context: All Things White DWARF"
Cline Observatory and The GTCC Foundation Presents The 17th Annual Fall Astronomy Day Lecture Astronomy, in contrast with other sciences, has traditionally been considered an observational science; it has not been possible to perform experiments on the objects we observe. This situation has changed in a way that is transformational. Although laboratory astrophysics has long been an important part of astronomical research, what has changed is the ability to produce large enough chunks of a star that we can make measurements and perform experiments on it. We are now able to make macroscopic quantities of star-stuff in the lab: plasmas created under conditions that are the same as the plasmas in stars; we can now examine, on Earth, matter under more cosmically “normal” conditions. The presentation will describe how this came about, the technology behind it, recent results, and the potential impact of our recent laboratory experiments done at Sandia National Laboratories on Z, the most powerful x-ray source on Earth. We will close with a summary of recent discoveries at the telescope that extend the scope of this work and outline how all this will change our understanding of the white dwarf stars and, through them, what we know about the content and evolution of the cosmos. Don Winget received a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Illinois, and his masters (physics) and doctorate (physics & astronomy) from the University of Rochester. Today, he studies white dwarf stars, using them to study the physics of matter at high temperatures and densities, the structure and evolution of galaxies and their stars, and even to search for planets. Recently, he has begun a project making macroscopic chunks of star stuff, reproducing the conditions at the surfaces of white dwarf stars, in the laboratory on the Z-machine at Sandia National Laboratories. Don has won many awards for his teaching at Texas, including the 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, as well as several prizes for his scientific work. He is a member of the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/4/2013 11:30:00 PM
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Don Winget: A Close-up Look at White Dwarf Stars: From Kiloparsecs to Centimeters
Don Winget, University of Texas-Austin White dwarf stars, dubbed "Impossible Stars" by Eddington, are the simplest stars with the simplest surface chemical compositions known. We will examine the potential offered by the white dwarf stars in the context of both astrophysics and fundamental physics. This potential includes studying cosmochronology--establishing the age and evolutionary history of our galaxy and an independent lower limit on the age of the universe, constraining the properties of axions and WIMPS in the context of dark matter models, constraining dark energy by establishing the properties of the massive progenitors of type Ia supernovae, studying nucleosynthesis from their internal composition structure, and crystallization in dense Coulomb plasmas, among many others. Realizing this tremendous scientific potential depends on the determination of two boundary conditions for each star: the surface gravity and effective temperature. To do this, we must establish the photospheric plasma conditions, density and temperature, using observations of the stellar absorption spectra. Our understanding of line broadening appears to be an obstacle, at present. We will discuss the evidence for past theoretical inadequacies in line broadening theory and the hope for recent and future calculations. We will discuss how the experiments underway on the Z-facility at Sandia National Laboratories --where we can create macroscopic uniform plasmas under white dwarf photospheric conditions-will provide the benchmarks for improving our understanding of line broadening under white dwarf photospheric plasma conditions. These experiments will guide future theory and improve our understanding of the white dwarf stars and all we can learn from them.
Guilford Technical Community College
10/6/2013 1:30:00 AM
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Dr. Barbara J. Becker: Photographing the Solar Corona Without an Eclipse: The Forgotten Efforts of William Huggins
Photographing the Solar Corona Without an Eclipse: The Forgotten Efforts of William Huggins — Dr. Barbara J. Becker, former history of science professor at the University of California and author, gives a talk on the events following the solar eclipse of May 1882 that led amateur astronomer William Huggins to attempt a bold plan for photographing the solar corona without an eclipse.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/4/2017 6:55:00 PM
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Dr. Grant Thompson: Active Galactic Nuclei and the Nature of Their Tori
TriStar Astronomy Conference Grant Thompson, Georgia Regents University "Active Galactic Nuclei and the Nature of Their Tori" In the framework of active galactic nuclei (AGN), a galaxy's supermassive black hole is surrounded by a dusty torus whose clumpy configuration allows for either direct or obscured views toward the central accretion. These viewing angles give rise to a variety of AGN classifications; however, the angles are not directly observable. Synthetic models do provide a means to determine them in addition to other parameters that describe the nature and characteristics of the torus in general. Employing the models with MIR spectroscopic observations of a large sample of AGN allows us to acquire a further understanding of the clumpy torus structure.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/1/2014 8:30:00 PM
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Founders Day (20160310-00024)
Did you know that the gazebo that decorates the front of our Jamestown campus was once a bus stop for nurses? Did you know that our lovely little lake was originally built for a family to use for fishing and swimming? Did you know that our little farmhouse on the front of the property is protected by legal documents? If any of these facts “intrigue” you, please watch this presentation on GTCC’s fascinating roots.
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4/1/2016 3:55:00 PM
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Founder's Day Speaker
Founder's Day Speaker- Berri Cross (2014-AAFGDL)
Guilford Technical Community College
4/3/2014 1:58:00 PM
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Friends of the Library Welcome Carole Weatherford (20160511-00009)
GTCC Friends of the Library present Author Carole Boston Weatherford and Illustrator Jeffery B. Weatherford. Co-Sponsored by GTCC’s Office of Organizational Development, the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Early Childhood Club.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/21/2016 3:55:00 PM
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From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe, and How We’ll Learn More with the James Webb Space Telescope- Dr John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
John Mather is a Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope. His research centers on infrared astronomy and cosmology. He was Principal Investigator for the Far Infrared Absolute Spectrophotometer (FIRAS) on the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), which was used to show that the cosmic microwave background radiation has a blackbody spectrum within 50 parts per million (ppm), confirming the Big Bang theory to extraordinary accuracy. For this work he shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Guilford Technical Community College
9/23/2017 1:25:00 PM
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Gayle Riggsbee: When an Eclipse Trip Cost was only One Dollar
When an Eclipse Trip Cost was only One Dollar — Gayle Riggsbee, member of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club since 1960, discusses events surrounding a solar eclipse that was predicted to occur May 28, 1900, in the southeastern part of America. Riggsbee shares how George Hale, director of the Yerkes Observatory, suggested that many of the major astronomical observatories meet at the same place along the eclipse path so that their research could be coordinated. This is the story of how participating institutions and famous (or soon to be famous) people gathered in Wadesboro, N.C., to observe the eclipse.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/4/2017 8:25:00 PM
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Jay Pasachoff: "Stellar Society Lecture: Transits of Venus"
Noted astronomer Jay Pasachoff gives a lecture, “Transits of Venus: Science and History.” Perhaps the rarest scheduled astronomical event comparable to human lifetimes is a transit of Venus. Not a person on Earth was alive when the previous transits occurred before the 2004-2012 pair. Pasachoff will describe the interesting history of transits, from Jeremiah Horrocks's view of the first observed one in 1639 through Captain Cook's voyage to Tahiti for the transit of 1769 and through the current efforts. With support from the National Geographic Society, he extensively observed the 2004 transit from Greece and the 2012 transit from Haleakala, Hawaii. He also used the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini Mission at Saturn to observe transits seen on other solar-system bodies. Jay Pasachoff is Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. and chair of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Eclipses. He is the world’s most distinguished researcher of solar eclipses and has observed 58 eclipses of the sun during his career. Pasachoff has received the Education Prize of the American Astronomical Society and the Janssen Prize of the Société Astronomique de France. He’s also the author of the popular “Petersen Field Guide to the Stars and Planets.” Pasachoff’s lecture is presented by GTCC’s Student Astronomy Club, The Stellar Society, whose mission for the past decade has been to support public outreach activities at Cline Observatory.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/28/2014 11:00:00 AM
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Killer Death Rocks from Outer Space!- Michael Solontoi, Lynchburg College
Guilford Technical Community College
3/5/2016 8:15:00 PM
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Mid-Morning Presentation
Mid-morning presentation
Guilford Technical Community College
10/4/2014 3:00:00 PM
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NC Astronomers Meeting (20150106-00029)
Guilford Technical Community College
10/3/2015 1:00:00 PM
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NC Poet Laureate Visit
NC Poet Laureate Visit
Guilford Technical Community College
9/25/2013 3:58:00 PM
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Part 1 ACR Panel Discussion: What do YOU want to know about Sexual Assault?
The All-College Read committee proudly presents part 1 of a three-part panel discussion series, aimed at answering audience questions on some of today’s most important issues.
Guilford Technical Community College
1/31/2017 4:55:00 PM
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Part 3 ACR Panel Discussion: What do YOU Want to Know about INCARCERATION?
The All-College Read committee proudly presents part 3 of a three-part panel discussion series, aimed at answering audience questions on some of today’s most important issues.
Guilford Technical Community College
2/14/2017 4:55:00 PM
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Sacred Text Series: Lotus Sutra
Sacred Text Series: Lotus Sutra
Guilford Technical Community College
4/15/2014 3:58:00 PM
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Sacred Text Series: Quran
Sacred Text Series: Quran
Guilford Technical Community College
4/1/2014 3:58:00 PM
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Sacred Text Series: The Hebrew Bible
Thomas Lees will discuss a religious text used by two of the world's religions. The Hebrew Bible, aka the Torah, aka the TaNak is the sacred text of Judaism later adopted and rearranged to form the Old Testament part of the Christian Bible. This text embodies the stories, traditions, and religious reflections of more than a millennia of Jewish history - a history that has not only shaped Judaism, but continues to impact our modern world.
Guilford Technical Community College
3/26/2014 3:58:00 PM
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Stellar Society Lecture- Titan: Ingredients for Life by Sarah Hörst
Johns Hopkins University Planetary Scientist Sarah Hörst gives this year’s Stellar Society Lecture "Titan: Ingredients for Life" About the Talk: Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is unique in our solar system. Below Titan's thick organic haze layer, rivers of methane carve channels into an icy bedrock and flow into large hydrocarbon seas. Across the landscape, water ice mountains and extensive organic sand dune fields are simultaneously alien and reminiscent of Earth. Titan’s lake mottled surface and thick, organic rich atmosphere may be an ideal setting for life as we do not know it and there is certainly much yet to be learned about our own home from the study of Titan. About the Speaker: Sarah Hörst is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Her primary research interest is atmospheric chemistry, particularly the complex organic chemistry occurring in the atmosphere or on the surface of bodies in the solar system. Previously, Dr. Hörst was a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado. She is a recipient of the Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. She has a BS in Planetary Science and a BS in Literature from the California Institute of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona. Her research page is here: http://www.sarahhorst.com/research.html
Guilford Technical Community College
4/22/2016 10:50:00 PM
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Stellar Society Lecture: Killer Death Rocks from Outer Space! -Michael Solontoi
How close do asteroids and comets come to Earth? Just how common are planetary impacts, and what are the effects? Michael Solontoi, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Lynchburg College, discusses the study of our neighbors in space.
Guilford Technical Community College
4/17/2015 10:55:00 PM
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TriStar Astronomy Conference
TriStar Astronomy Conference-Tom English (2013-AAEOWQ)
Guilford Technical Community College
3/1/2014 2:00:00 PM
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TriStar Astronomy Day- Morning Session
TriStar Astronomy Day- Morning Session
Guilford Technical Community College
3/7/2015 2:20:00 PM
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