Astronomy Live

Astronomy Live: Multiwavelength Universe

May 29, 2018

sun as seen through different wavelengths of light

NASA ID: PIA22055


The universe is full of light, from the many hues of the visible spectrum to waves we can’t see like X-rays, gamma rays, and infrared light. Astronomers use telescopes to identify the many wavelengths space objects emit. What can these wavelengths tell us about celestial bodies and the universe at large? Join Brian Levine and Emily Rice, and explore the universe through a different lens. 

 

About the Presenters

Brian Levine-Astro Live Presenter

Brooklyn native, Brian Levine, fell in love with astronomy in no small part due to the Hayden Planetarium.  He studied astrophysics in high school and college, did some extra-galactic research, and planned for a scholarly career.  And then realized he also enjoyed teaching and public engagement.  He is now a Manager of Youth Programs in the Education department here, and loves presenting about astronomy and inspiring people of all ages!

Emily Rice_Astro Live Presenter

Emily Rice is an astronomy professor at the City University of New York. Emily studies the atmospheric properties of low mass astronomical bodies and has become well known for her astronomy-related public outreach projects. She is the co-founder of an astro-centric fashion blog titled the STARtorialist, a host for the public outreach series Astronomy on Tap, a parody video creator, and a current research associate for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.