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The First Light in the Universe

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Planck satelliate, launched in May 2009 by the European Space Agency, has as its mission to observe the first light of the Universe. It was designed to image the temperature of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation -- the relic radiation left over after The Big Bang some 14 billion years ago -- to unprecedented accuracy. Planck is testing theories of the early universe and the origin of cosmic structure and providing a major source of information relevant to many cosmological and astrophysical issues. Join us as one of the key members of the science team, Dr. Marco Bersanelli from the University of Milan in Italy, will visit JMU to tell us what we're learning about the "First Light in the Universe".

Join us TUESDAY, November 1 at 7pm at James Madison University's Wilson Hall Auditorium. FREE and perfect for the young scientist or engineer in your family!

Italian astronomer Dr Marco Bersanelli visits JMU