Explore the History and Journey of the Hubble Space Telescope Feb. 9 at College of DuPage

Hubble Space Telescope

By Mike McKissack

Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope’s history and discoveries during at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

The event, part of the College’s STEMinar series, is free and open to the public.

COD Astronomy Professor will lead attendees on a journey through the Hubble Space Telescope’s history highlighting some of its greatest achievements and discoveries.

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been the premier astronomical observatory providing our clearest views of the planets, the birth, life and death of stars, countless galaxies and the origin and fate of the universe, and revolutionizing our understanding of astronomy.

Following a 15-year career in IT, DalSanto followed his passion for the stars which led to presentations for astronomy clubs and an invitation to perform public outreach and oversee the observatory at Waubonsee Community College. Subsequently, an increasing interest in teaching inspired DalSanto to earn a master’s degree in astronomy. He has been a full-time faculty member at COD since 2012.

For more information about this event, contact College of DuPage STEM Outreach Coordinator Sara Spaniol at (630) 942-3021 or email mccubbinss@cod.edu. This talk also is part of the Sage Series through the College’s Continuing Education program. The series is free, but registration is required. Please register online or call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2008.

The STEMinar Series at College of DuPage consists of free talks covering a variety of topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Upcoming STEMinars include "The Power Behind Maps: Geographic Information Systems" by Argonne National Laboratory’s Emily Zvolanek at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13; "Taking an Assets-Based Approach to Designing Technology with Resource-Constrained Communities" by DePaul University’s Sheena Erete at 7 p.m., Friday, March 15; and “Songs from the Stellar Graveyard: Probing the Cosmos in Gravitational Waves" by Northwestern University’s Shane L. Larson at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

View videos of previous STEMinars at COD.

The College’s STEM offerings continue April 27 at the fourth annual STEMCON, the College’s interactive, family-based celebration of all things STEM. The free event features a broad range of activities and events, including expert speakers, hands-on experiences and interactive exhibits and STEM experts.

The goal of STEM at College of DuPage is to enhance the quality of STEM instructional and outreach programs and to help current and future students prepare for careers in STEM fields. COD offers a broad range of academic programs designed to provide students with the educational background and training needed to successfully pursue an advanced degree or career in STEM.

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