UMD Observatory Talk

Posted by barb on Feb 21, 2005 in Pictures, Science Musings, Thesis/Grad Life |

I gave the talk last night at the UMD Observatory, titled X-ray Astronomy: Frequently Asked Questions.

The forecast called for snow and icy conditions, which probably kept a lot of people from the observatory. The group was small — about ten people were there for the talk. I had planned for several children to be in the audience, and feared that with only the one there, my talk might be at too low a level. However, at the end, three people asked questions, which suggests that it was at an accessible level. Overall a good experience for me, and hopefully for the attendees as well.

Felicia came with, and gave her talk, too, as shown in the picture below.
Felicia giving an X-ray astronomy talk at the UMD observatory

She also went down to the telescopes, and adjusted the pointing on one:
Felicia adjusting the pointing on one of the UMD telescopes

And checked out some of the astronomy posters there:
Felicia checking out posters at the UMD observatory

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2 Comments

amk
Feb 22, 2005 at 8:11 am

Awwww, cute. Did the shot of her sitting in front of the blackboard not come out well?


 
Barb
Feb 22, 2005 at 8:14 am

Check out my page for Felicia in my photo album
http://www.flickr.com/photos/airynothing/sets/590136/
(Also linked in the main post with the word “Felicia”)
All the pictures I took are there.


 

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