The Alumni Reunion is scheduled for June 2–5, 2016. We look forward to welcoming you back to Notre Dame!
2016 College of Science Open House
Friday, June 3, 2016
10 am – Noon
Jordan Hall of Science
- Stop by our table for information and takeaways
- Tour the Museum of Biodiversity.
- Visit the Observatory
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Academic Seminar: The Formation of Our Milky Way
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Jordan Hall of Science, Room 101/DVT
Immerse yourself in the vast expanses of our universe as you learn what Notre Dame astronomers have just discovered about the location of the oldest stars in our very own galaxy – the Milky Way. One of the world’s top astronomers, Timothy Beers, will guide you through our galaxy as you experience 360 degree stargazing in the high resolution and high fidelity 50-foot digital dome in the University’s Digital Visualization Theater (DVT). Professor Beers studies the Milky Way’s origins and how the planets, stars, elements and everything around us was created. The chronographic (age) map he and his team of galactic archeologists have recently created will enable future critical tests of hierarchical galaxy formation models and the physical properties of the first stars born in the Universe.
Presenter: Timothy C. Beers, Ph.D., Chair, Galactic Archaeology, Professor, Astrophysics