Dr. David Leisawitz of NASA will discuss Reaching for the Stars: Space Exploration & Humanity's Quest to Understand Everything at 7 p.m. today at the John C. Wells Planetarium in Miller Hall.
How are innate human qualities reflected in our quest to explore and comprehend the universe? Our Nation's space science endeavors have practical and sometimes hidden benefits, and can be inspiring, but fundamentally they are a manifestation of human nature, and something in which we can all take pride. Using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission as an example, I'd like to bring a space mission "down to Earth." My goals are to demystify the machines that help us answer some of the deepest questions we've thought to ask, to share the joy of scientific discovery, and to shed a bit of light on the path that lies ahead.óDave Leisawitz
This event is free.