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ARCHIVED EVENTS


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Monday, June 6, 2016 (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Where: Carnegie Science Center
What: Café Scientifique – Our Universe: The Past 13.8 Billion Years and the Future
Andrew Zentner, PhD, University of Pittsburgh presents “Our Universe: The Past 13.8 Billion Years and the Future”. Like the universe itself, data about the cosmos continues to expand. Zentner’s research aims to make predictions that are unique and testable in a continuing effort to understand what’s happening on a galactic scale. His work ranges throughout a broad cross section of cosmology, encompassing galaxy formation, the phenomenology and identification of the dark matter and dark energy, and astrophysical limits on fundamental physics. Café Scientifique is always held on the first Monday of the month. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Doors open at 6 pm. Event is free but parking is $5.

More Info: http://tickets.carnegiemuseums.org/csc/CSCSE_CSCCAFESCI_SCS66
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Saturday, June 4, 2016 (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Where: 127 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
What: “Doors to the Universe” – Closing Reception
Meet local astrophotographers and space artists. Last chance to view and buy art. CopyLeft Gallery pop-up art gallery space, 127 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Join us to celebrate the juncture of art and science. The gallery will bring in new guest artists weekly until June 4.

More Info: https://copyleft.gallery/
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Thursday, June 2, 2016 (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
Where: 127 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
What: “Doors to the Universe” – Painting Event
Join us on June 2nd in painting kitchen cabinet doors with space art. Two local artists and an astronomer will be on hand to help. Wear old clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. CopyLeft Gallery pop-up art gallery space, 127 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Join us to celebrate the juncture of art and science. The gallery will bring in new guest artists weekly until June 4.

More Info: https://copyleft.gallery/
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Friday, May 20, 2016 (7:30 PM)
Where: Allegheny Observatory Lecture Hall
What: “Making Sense of the Galaxy Menagerie”
Peter Freeman (Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University) presenting. Call Lou Coban (412-321-2400) at Allegheny Observatory for reservations to the May 20th Public Lecture in Astronomy. “Making Sense of the Galaxy Menagerie” by Peter Freeman (CMU, Dept. of Statistics).

Every third Friday of the month (except December) there is a public lecture. The public lecture nights start at 7:00PM with some light refreshments, the lecture starts at 7:30PM and lasts approximately one hour. After the lecture there will be a tour of the building. Reservations are required and may be made the same way as for a tour (see above) with the exception that reservations for a public lecture will only be accepted the Monday at 1:00P.M. following the previous lecture. Please Note: Due to the overwhelming demand and the limited space for the public lectures we’ve made some changes to the public lecture registration procedure. The changes are as follows: Only 2 reservations can be made per person per phone call for a lecture. Only 30 people who’ve attended the previous lecture can sign up for the next lecture, the rest of the available reservations will be reserved for people who have not attended a lecture previously.

More Info: http://www.pitt.edu/~aobsvtry/lectures.html
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 (6:00 PM)
Where: 127 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
What: “Doors to the Universe”
Ongoing: Call for artists for Saturday, May 7, 6:00 pm, “Doors to the Universe” CopyLeft Gallery pop-up art gallery space, opening night, 127 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Join us to celebrate the juncture of art and science. The gallery will bring in new guest artists weekly until June 4.
More Info: https://copyleft.gallery/
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Monday, May 2, 2016 (7 PM)
Where: Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry (CFA-111)
What: Mars Interdisciplinary Studios Final Show (Mars Habitat)

Join our interdisciplinary class of students, made up of engineers, architects, scientists, designers, computer science majors and creative technologists, as we explore a concept for an inflatable/deployable (semi)autonomous greenhouse for Mars. The two courses “Building an Atmosphere” and “Responsive Mobile Environments” deal with both the structures and systems needed to sustain life in an extreme alien environment while engaging also in broader cultural interactions.

Panel Talk – Designing for Mars with guests from NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, and NASA Ames. Followed by a presentation and exhibit of student work. Refreshments provided. This event is free and open to the public. Please pass along the invitation. All are welcome!

More Info: http://cmu-mars-studio.com/
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Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016 (9 AM to 5 PM)
Where: 744 E Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15210
What: NASA Space App Challenge (Work Hard Pittsburgh)

GLOBAL COMMUNITY, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD INNOVATION
For 48-72 hours across the world, problem solvers like you join us for NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, one of the largest hackathons in the universe. Empowered by open data, you collaborate with strangers, colleagues, friends, and family to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways — from designing an interactive space glove to natural language processing to clean water mapping. Join us on our open data mission, and show us how you innovate.

NOT JUST FOR CODERS
Beginners, students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, storytellers — Space Apps is for you! We welcome all passionate problem solvers to join our community of innovators. Citizens like you have already created thousands of open-source solutions together through code, data visualizations, hardware and design. How will you make your global impact?

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/workhardpgh/ OR https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/pittsburgh-pa-usa
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 (6:30 PM)
Where: Allegheny Observatory
What: De-Light Pittsburgh: City Night Lights
Steven Quick (Remaking Cities Institute, CMU) will be speaking about street light research after the short YouTube video, Pitch Bright. Help us make a PSA for the City. Limited seating, must register.

EventBrite registration and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delight-pittsburgh-city-night-lights-tickets-24605838726
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Friday, April 22, 2016 (8 to 9 PM)
Where: The Outdoor Classroom, Boyce Mayview Park
What: “Moonstruck Full Moon Hike”
$4 per person over age 2. Jessica Kester (Jessica@TheOutdoorClassroomPA.org), Program Manager for Native Americans, this month is known as the Pink Moon. Learn many more lunar, celestial, and environmental facts during this hour-long walk in the dark! Scout and community groups are welcome and pre-registration is requested.
More Info: http://www.theoutdoorclassroompa.org/Calendar.asp?cat=&page=m&dat=4/11/2016&e=325&num=
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (6:30 PM)
Where: Auditorium L9, University of Pittsburgh, Clapp Building, 4249 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
What: Award-winning documentary “Above and Below”, Pittsburgh Premiere

Swiss Film Award winner: Best Documentary, Best Editing, Special Prize for Sound Mix. Director Nicolas Steiner will speak after the film, joined by two Mars Desert Research Station crew members (Diane Turnshek and Nora Swisher). Hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. Free, no reservations necessary.

More Info: http://www.aboveandbelowfilm.com/
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Monday, April 18, 2016 (4:30 – 6:00 PM)
Where: CMU 7500 Wean Hall Joint Pitt-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
What: What’s Happening Inside the Beltway and Why You Should Care (Lecture)

Abstract: Since the federal government is the primary source of support for research in physics and astronomy, every member of our community should know what is going on in Washington. This talk will cover the policy and political context for R&D at the federal level, relevant current events in Washington, and what our community can do to help shape future events.

Short bio: Dr. Joel Parriott (American Astronomical Society), has been the Director of Public Policy at the American Astronomical Society for three years. He brought to the AAS a decade of experience at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he was responsible for overseeing both the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science (including Ames Lab) on behalf of the President. Prior to his service at OMB, Dr. Parriott spent four years at the National Research Council on the staff of the Board on Physics and Astronomy, where he supported numerous high-level studies, including the 2001 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos. He earned his doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Michigan.

More Info: http://www.cmu.edu/physics/seminars-and-events/
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