Maryland Day 2014

26 April 2014

MD Day 2014 logoCome out and join us for the 16th annual Maryland Day. The Astronomy Department will be in a NEW location setting up on the patio beneath the new Physical Sciences Complex (PSC), just east of the Computer Space Sciences (CSS) building. We will be right across from the north entrance of Regent's Dr. Garage.

Official Maryland Day website

Here are the events that we have scheduled:

  • Ask an Astronomer -- Astronomy faculty and students will be on hand to answer your perplexing astronomy-related questions!

  • Citizen Science: No Telescope Needed! -- Interested in the cosmos? Wondering how you can contribute to science without a doctorate in a scientific field? Join the AstroTerps, UMD's student astronomy club, and learn how you can be involved in a wide variety of projects like classifying galaxies, hunting exoplanets or tracking meteors, all while sitting at your desk.

  • Fingerprinting the Universe -- We learn that each person has a unique fingerprint. Each chemical element that is in our bodies and the universe also has a unique fingerprint that is encoded in light. Learn how astronomers study the skies using different wavelengths of light and how they decode the light to unravel the mysteries of the universe.

  • Solar Observing -- Take a safe look at the big yellow (or red, depending on the filter) ball in our sky through telescopes with observatory staff.

We hope you come and enjoy "Exploring Our World!"