Ames Free Library

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Scholar Series: The Hubble Telescope & Astronomy

The Ames Free Library is delighted to launch the Scholar
Series with a presentation by Dr. ROBERT GONSALVES.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Queset House, 51 Main Street, Easton, MA
Professor Gonsalves will show the universe as seen through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope. In antiquity, astronomers and astrologers used a little science and a lot of hocus pocus to explain how the universe works. With some success! While Aristotle's earth-centred model guided ships for 2,000 years, it was in 1610 that Galileo used his telescope to confirm Copernicus' sun-centred model, thereby angering the Pope! In the 20th century, powerful telescopes like the orbiting Hubble, opened the heavens. Come, see some beautiful images, learn a little about our universe and ask questions.
Free and open to all. Masks and social distancing are required inside Queset House.
Want to try some at-home astronomy? Request the Orion Starblast Telescope from our Library of Things!
About Robert A. Gonsalves
Robert A. Gonsalves is Professor Emeritus at Tufts University. His research and expertise in image processing has led to memorable national roles ranging from fixing the Hubble when it was launched into space to being an advisor for Frontline's program on the Kennedy assassination!
Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons