Thursday, March 28, 2019
3:30 p.m.
Planetarium Colloquium ImageThe modern digital planetarium is a flexible immersive visualization facility, and a powerful tool for science communication and research. As datasets grow both in size and complexity immersive visualization will play an increasingly important role in data exploration and understanding. This presentation will focus on how data visualization in immersive environments (such as the planetarium) can be used to convey complex topics in contemporary science and how networking technology can be used to link experts to audiences across the globe. Presented by: Dr. Mark SubbaRao from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. This program is a part of Ball State’s Department of Physics and Astronomy colloquium series.
7 p.m.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor at Texas TechDr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor at Texas Tech and one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, will deliver the Alice Procter Killey: “Science in a Fact-Free World.” The values that inspire the quest for higher education define ethical behavior in our political, economic, scientific and personal choices. So, how can good science inform sound societal decision-making?