Last year we were bombarded with an alarming news that world will end in 2012. But is it really true? What are the facts ? Does the things we knew about it enough to calm us down? But hey it’s already 2012! Why don’t we visit The NIDO SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER and learn altogether what it is with the supposedly apocalypse? And let’s hear and see what Physics and Astrophysics have to say about the end of the world.
The NIDO SCIENCE DISCOVERY SCIENCE together with PHILIPPINE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY presents NATIONAL ASTRONOMY WEEK- 2012: THE UNIVERSE SURVIVES
International guest speakers like Dr. Reinabelle Reyes (University of Chicago),Mr.George Martin (International Planetarium Society) are just some of the speakers invited for the upcoming ASTRONOMY COVENTION SEMINAR to be held at The Nido Science Discovery Center.
I’ve been here the past year with my kids, with a purpose to have them learn more about the world around us. For me it is really but beneficial that we as parents encourage our kids to be more curious on what’s happening in the world around us. We are the first ones who should be eager so as to encourage them more and have them aware of what’s happening with world. So after the launch I will schedule to have a visit here again at The NIDO SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER with my kids because this is another learning experience they haven’t discover yet.
So to let you guys in on what the International Speakers will conduct in these series of Symposia, here are some of the facts that they’ll discuss:
In some quarters, 2012 evokes a harrowing vision of the end of the world. Speculations grounded on religious and similar perspectives have a long provenance. Part of the symposium will focus on what Physics and AstroPhysics have to say about the end of the world as we know it.
Only Planets Mercury and Venus can pass between the Earth and the Sun. These events are called TRANSITS, during which we see these planets appearing as circular black dots appear to slowly move across the Sun’s face. Although Transits of mercury happen about 13 times each century, transits of Venus are rare. They occur in pairs separated by 8 years, following thereafter the next pairs occurs more than a century later.
On June 6 this year, Venus transits the Sun for the last time until the year 2117. In the past, the transits were very important , as they were used to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Today, we have no need of this method. However, the rarity of these events and the colorful history of their observation capture public attention.
Dr. Reinabelle Reyes will tackle “The Birth and Death of the Milky Way. She will tell and use the latest cosmological simulations to tell the story of how galaxies in the Universe have formed over the last ten billion years and how our own Milky Way galaxy will meet its end a “mere” 3 billion years from now.
Mr. George Martin
He will discuss an out-of-the-world topic- “A little Black Dot: The Transit of Venus”.
Reading this information excites me because all along we knew everything there is to know about our dear planet and how the other affects its existence. Though my kids will be too young comprehend all these, I still think it will contribute a lot in terms of knowledge, who knows later on their education , they will somehow use these knowledge.
Don’t forget to visit The Nido Science Discovery Center located at G/F Southside Entertainment Hall, SM MALL of ASIA, Pasay City. Call 5562193 for more information.
SEMINAR SCHEDULES are as follows:
February 18, 2012 – 4:30pm-830pm Symposium / 9:00pm-10:30pm Star Gazing
February 24, 2012 – 6:00-8:30pm Symposium / 9-10pm Star gazing
February 25, 2012 4:00pm-8:30pm Symposium
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