Solar System 101 with Cosmologist Joaquin Vieira

Monday, July 17 • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Lewis Auditorium • Ground Floor

This program will be of special interest to adults and young people age 10 and up.

In anticipation of the solar eclipse on August 21, we’re exploring the skies. At this event, cosmologist Joaquin Vieira takes us on a tour of our solar system. We’ll hear about the planets, moons, and our sun, and learn some surprising facts about how our solar system works.

University of Illinois Professor Joaquin Vieira is an observational cosmologist and an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois in the departments of Astronomy and Physics.

After the program, we’ll step outside the Library where we’ll use telescopes to view night skies. Come explore with us!


Upcoming Programs in this Series

Eclipse 101 with Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake
Tuesday, August 1 • 6:30 p.m.

Art Lessons for Children: Pinhole Camera
Sunday, August 13 • 2:00 p.m.

Solar Eclipse Party for Children
Monday, August 21 • 11:00 a.m.