Science & Space
Here is a sneak peak of some of our scientific events for 2016. The list is subject to change at any time and will be added to as we get more panels scheduled.
This page last updated 09/19/16.
Beyond Windows & Mac: An Intro to Linux – Do you yearn for an operating system that ISN’T Windows or Mac? Linux is a flexible and easy to use OS that can do anything you want it to do. This is an intro to Linux for the rank beginner.
Discover e-NABLE – e-NABLE is a community of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device. Come learn about an amazing group that is making an amazing difference in people’s lives, and find out how you can get involved.
Great Women in Science – Many of the great advances in science have been made by women, but you seldom hear of them. Come discover some of the great female scientists you’ve never heard of, and discuss ways to encourage/support women in the sciences.
Particle Mysteries: Dark Energy, Supercolliders – Early results from the Fermilab’s Dark Energy survey have mapped invisible dark matter across a portion of the sky. What is it? We don’t know. Isn’t that exciting? Fermilab plans to build an even longer and more intense neutrino beam, so how long will these mysteries remain?
Pi Ala Mode – Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost computer that can be used to learn programming or perform a variety of functions in digital maker projects. If you want to learn more about it, share what you know about it, or get ideas for using it, this panel and workshop is for you!
Pluto: Sidekick or Star? – Pluto was once a planet. Now, Pluto is considered a “dwarf planet”. Does this make Pluto one of the stars of our solar system or just a bit player? What’s the latest discoveries about the most controversial member of our solar family?
Return to Jupiter: NASA’s Juno Mission – This summer, a new spacecraft arrived at Jupiter. Juno’s mission is to orbit the giant planet, studying its powerful magnetic fiend, intense radiation belts, and the intricate interplay of particles and energies surging through nearby space. Bill Higgins reviews Juno’s role in gathering more clues to the formation and evolution of Jupiter.
What is the Kerbel Space Program? – Ever wanted to simulate your own space program? See it here.
What’s New at NASA – From lassoing a star (Asteroid Redirect Mission), and photographing dark matter (James Webb Space Telescope), to building sky-high towers (Liftport Lunar Space Elevator), come find out what else is ongoing, new, and coming soon at NASA!