Mysteries of the Cosmos

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Thursday, July 18, 2013

Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave.


 Lauren Woolsey, a Harvard Astronomer will present a lecture exploring the known and the unknown about the Cosmos. Topic: "The Sun, Our Star" When astronomers talk about the mysteries of the universe, it is common to think about some distant galaxy or the nature of dark energy. However, there are still many fundamental mysteries about the nearest star to Earth: the Sun! As the days get hotter, July is a great time to talk about these unanswered questions about the Sun. We'll also see how this star compares to others in the galaxy, discuss the connection between the Sun and the Earth, and look at some incredibly detailed observations of the Sun's atmosphere! Program is free and open to the public.