Dyer Observatory News
UPDATE – MARCH 8, 2015. Due to winter weather damage, Dyer Observatory is still closed until further notice. The March Telescope Night has been cancelled, and tickets that have already been purchased will be fully refunded. Please check back to this page for future updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s completion of his General Theory of Relativity, yet the vast majority of students, teachers, and the public know very little about the critical importance of either the special or general theories to modern understanding of the universe. In this presentation, based on his book “What is Relativity?” from Columbia University Press, Dr. Bennett will introduce you to the basic ideas of Einstein’s theories and discuss why they are important to everyone. (He’ll also help you understand the movie Interstellar.) No prior knowledge of physics or relativity will be assumed. Note: This presentation is part of Dr. Bennett’s “national relativity tour” in honor of a century of general relativity. Reservations for the talk can be made here.
During June, Dyer Observatory will be offering camps for rising 5th-8th graders who have a great interest in astronomy and space science. More information, including camp brochures and applications, can be found on our Summer Camps page.