Join the Friends of the Palomar College Planetarium at 6:30 pm on Saturday, September 15th as astronomer Dr. Luisa Rebull presents an engaging talk on Infrared Astronomy.
The doors open at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This event is exclusive to Friends of Palomar College Planetarium members. Contact the planetarium to reserve your seat.
Here’s how she describes her talk:
“Did you know there is more light than your eyes can see? Because astronomers study things that no human can ever go visit, we need to take advantage of *all* the light that we can detect from these objects, not just the light our eyes can see. I’ll briefly review the kinds of things we can study using all the wavelengths of light, and then share a bit on what we can learn specifically from the infrared about how stars like our Sun form.”
About Dr. Rebull: Luisa Rebull is a research astronomer at the Infrared Science Archive and Spitzer Science Center at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at Caltech. She has always wanted to be an astronomer, ever since she was very little. She got her undergraduate degree in physics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and her graduate degrees in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Chicago. She came to JPL as a NRC fellow in 2000, and has been on the science staff at IPAC since 2003. Her research focuses on the formation of young, low-mass stars all over our Galaxy, using infrared space-based telescopes as well as many other telescopes and other wavelengths.