May 25, 2022

LIVE ONLINE: Tuesday, May 31 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Astrophysicist & Author Emily Levesque and “The Last Stargazers,” FREE!

Starry nights! Secret Science Club presents Astrophysicist, Author & Supernova Researcher Emily Levesque

Join us live via Zoom on Tuesday, May 31 @ 8PM (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 7:30PM 

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As an astronomer who studies the “weirdest stars in the Universe,” Emily Levesque observes the cosmos through some of the most sophisticated telescopes ever built. She’s ascended into the domes of observatories on Andean mountaintops and donned a flight suit to sail through the heavens in a high-altitude “flying telescope.”

At the next Secret Science Club, Dr. Levesque jumps off from her new book The Last Stargazers to explore the evolving science of astronomical observation and the adventures & discoveries of astronomers, both past and present.

Emily Levesque is a professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, where she studies how the most massive stars in the Universe evolve and die (explosively!). She is the author of the popular science book The Last Stargazers, as well as two textbooks on the physics of stars. Dr. Levesque is the recipient of the 2020 Newton Lacy Pierce prize from the American Astronomical Society for outstanding achievement in observational astronomy. She's also a 2019 Cottrell Scholar and a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics. In 2021, she was a finalist for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. This year, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Before & After
--Mix up our interstellar cocktail of the night, the "Supernova"… (recipe below!)
--Groove to out-of-this-world tunes
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of Emily Levesque’s critically acclaimed new book, The Last Stargazers here or wherever you buy books!

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Cocktail Recipe for the “Supernova” (created by the Secret Science Club Experimental Mixology Lab)
Ingredients: 2 oz Vodka, 4 oz Grapefruit Juice, 1 dash Orange Bitters, 1 oz Grenadine, Slice of Lime and Sprig of Rosemary (for garnish)
- Combine vodka, grapefruit juice, and bitters in a highball glass half-filled with ice
- Stir well
- Add grenadine, let it float up, then slowly stir
- Garnish with lime and sprig of rosemary
** (For a mocktail version, skip the bitters and substitute lemon-lime soda for the vodka.)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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