A Day With Northwestern in Evanston annually attracts more than 400 alumni, students, parents, and friends for a full-day series of presentations and lectures. For more than 40 years, this Springtime event has featured prominent Northwestern faculty and alumni speakers on a variety of timely topics. Attendees choose from 14 different lectures — on the arts, science, business, journalism, medicine, and more — to personalize their class schedule, and enjoy engaging discussions with fellow alumni and friends.
9:00 am to 4:00pm
Norris University Center, 1999 University Drive
Professor David Meyer (Director of the Dearborn Observatory and Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence) will present a talk in the Mid-Morning session, at 10:15am. His talk title and abstract are listed below:
Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe both near and far. Its stunning images of star-forming nebulae and distant galaxies have captivated public attention and inspired students of all ages. David Meyer oversees Northwestern’s Dearborn Observatory and has spent years exploring space using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. Meyer will explain why the Hubble Telescope is unique and outline the science behind several of its most famous images, including the iconic image of the “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula.