A view of space: exoplanets, supernovas, and Planetariums!
May 20 • 8:00 am - 6:30 pm• $5
The Eugene Pod of 500 Women Scientists is hosting a Science Salon to raise money for the Eugene Science Center Planetarium. Join us to make your own solar system, listen to two talks from local women in science, and engage in a panel discussion about what it’s like to be a scientist.
$5 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds from the event benefit the Eugene Science Center, which is fundraising to upgrade the technology in their planetarium. If the Science Center can raise $60,000 by June 1st, they will receive a matching $60,000!https://eugenesciencecenter.org/foundation-for-the-future/
Activity: Build a scale model of the solar system
Speaker 1: Haley Sharp, Planetarium Director at the Eugene Science Center; “Step Aside Kepler, Here Comes TESS”
Speaker 2: Dr. Elsa Johnson, Instructor at the University of Oregon; “Common Misconceptions About Cosmology.”