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Friday, October 28, 2016
Press Release: "A Grain of Sand - From Maui to the Moon in 3D"
By Gary Greenberg, PhD
Friday, Oct 28th at 9:30 PM PDT
Institute for Astronomy - U. Hawaii Astronomy Amphitheater:
And on the web: http://tinyurl.com/ifamaui
Sand in continually created throughout the Universe from the collisions of heavenly bodies and the explosions of stars. The moon is covered in sand, and outer space is filled with dust and sand from the actions of our dynamic Universe. We see these tiny outer-space travelers as falling stars when they enter our atmosphere at speeds that make the air around them glow bright white. On Earth, sand is produced more slowly, from the erosion of rock into tiny grains of mineral. Dr. Greenberg will take us on a visually stunning tour of sand. Although it is one of the most ubiquitous objects in nature, each grain of sand is unique. Greenberg will illustrate the beauty of these tiny objects as seen through his high definition 3D light microscope. Red/cyan 3D glasses will be provided to the audience. If you are viewing online, attempt to locate a pair of 3D glasses to appreciate the stereo images at the end of the presentation.
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