This Sky Talk will be given by Prof C. R. "Bob" O'Dell of Vanderbilt University. Bob was the project scientist who guided the development and construction of the Hubble Space Telescope and used it to make groundbreaking studies of the Orion Nebula. The program will consist of a 40 minute Japanese National Television (NHK) documentary on Bob, HST, and his studies of Orion, followed by a question and answer period in which he will answer audience queries.
The MacAdam Student Observatory staff are pleased to welcome the public to our facility. We present a program of public outreach on the second Thursday of every month. A 40-minute presentation on astronomy will be held in the Chemistry-Physics Building, before moving across the street to the observatory, weather permitting. Note that the temperature at the telescope is the same as it is outside. The Observatory is located on Parking Structure #2 on the University of Kentucky campus on this map.)
Parking Note: Guests for the monthly SkyTalk that bring vehicles should plan on leaving them in Parking Structure #2, next to the observatory. Visitors that park elsewhere are subject to citation. Some streets near the observatory will be closed due to construction intermittently over the next few years. These include Rose Street and Alumni Drive. The recommended path to Parking Structure #2 is outlined in red, here: Directions with street closures.pdf.