Sci Fi with a Scientist: “Contact” with Kobulnicky, Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. Enjoy the celebrated and controversial adaptation of Carl Sagan’s hard science fiction hit “Contact” and then get the science facts with Kobulnicky, a UW professor of physics and astronomy. Kobulnicky is an observational astronomer who uses ground-based and space-based telescopes at radio, infrared, optical and X-ray wavelengths to study stars, star formation, the chemical composition of interstellar material and the evolution of galaxies.
Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for nonstudents. Tickets can be purchased at the Department of Physics and Astronomy main office, located in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets also can be purchased by going online at www.uwyo.edu/physics/planetarium and clicking on “Purchase tickets online with a credit card.” Doors open 20 minutes before the show, where tickets will be sold if available. The planetarium, which seats 58, is located in the basement of the Physical Sciences Building.
For more detailed descriptions of these programs, go to www.uwyo.edu/physics/planetarium/schedule.html