Free day of astronomy events turns the telescope on planet Earth

A time-lapse photo of students using three telescopes on the roof of the SF State Observatory

On Oct. 18, SF State hosted the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s “Earth to Space” conference. The event was free and open to the public, and featured talks from experts on topics ranging from the history of lunar exploration to the search for exoplanets. The day included astronomical activities throughout the day and a series of short talks from students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy about their own research at SF State. The conference will also highlighted the uncertain future of one planet in particular: our very own planet Earth.

“We want to bring the astronomical perspective to issues of climate change and the Earth,” said Professor of Physics and Astronomy Adrienne Cool, one of the event’s organizers. “Earth is a planet — it’s the only planet we’re ever going to have, actually.” 

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