It could be argued that you will never understand yourself if you don’t understand the universe. And the universe is full of both beautiful and scary things. At least once, something has come roaring out of the skies to reconfigure completely life on earth. So it might be a good idea to study the heavens.
If it’s a clear night, we’ll have telescopes outdoors, but one of the many misconceptions about astronomy is that it’s entirely visual. There are blind astronomers and ways to “hear” the stars.
One way or another, we’re going to blow your mind.
- John Gianforte - Director of University of New Hampshire's observatory and the sky guy for the Weather Channel
- Professor Sarbani Basu - Chair of Astronomy at Yale University
- Dave Noble - Amateur astronomer