Join us for C2ST’s FIRST EVER VIRTUAL REALITY program! C2ST will serve as a satellite lecture host at Dark Matter Coffee’s Lab as we watch Adler Planetarium’s Kavli lecture on Youtube 360 using Google Glasses and your personal phone!
Personal smartphone with ability to access the internet required for each participant.
We recommend downloading the YouTube App and the Google Cardboard App ahead of time for best viewing.
Additionally, guests should bring headphones/earbuds to plug into their phone so they can hear the lecture better.
Chris Lintott is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, he leads a team who runs the world’s most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover planets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti, and was previously the founding Director of Citizen Science at the Adler. An accomplished speaker and writer, he is best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s long-running “Sky at Night” television program. His book ‘The Crowd and the Cosmos’ is published in Fall 2019.
Laura Trouille, PhD, has been leading the Adler’s Citizen Science efforts since June 2015. Before that time she held a dual postdoctoral position at Northwestern University and at the Adler, as an observational astronomer (examining supermassive black holes) and a science-education researcher (on the impact of lesson plans incorporating computational thinking into K-12 STEM education). She earned a Bachelors’ Degree summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and holds a doctorate in Astronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
This program is FREE to attend. Seating and Google Glasses to facilitate the Virtual Reality experience will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.