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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
THE APOLLO PROGRAM ACT 1:  
The Missions That Made the Moon Landing Possible
Thomas Benson, NASA Glenn Research Center
Friday, September 6, 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

As part of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Thomas Benson, retired from the NASA Glenn Research Center, will present a lecture on the Apollo missions that paved the way for that historic mission.  We will also have a moon rock and a space suit on display.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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VOICES OF INSPIRATION: 
Dr. Mae Carol Jemison
Saturday, September 21, at 7:00 pm
Lou Higgins Center, Ursprung Gymnasium
136 E. Bagley Road, Berea

In a year when Americans celebrate man’s first steps on the moon 50 years ago, BW welcomes Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space (aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992). Since hanging up her NASA spacesuit, Jemison has started her own technology research company and non-profit educational foundation. In a Q&A talk, Jemison will share her story and how she continues to advocate for women of color to break barriers in STEM.

Funded by The Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Women for BW.

For more information, visit bw.edu/voices

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VOICES OF INSPIRATION:
Danica Patrick
Saturday, September 28, at 7:00 pm
Lou Higgins Center, Ursprung Gymnasium
136 E. Bagley Road, Berea

As the most successful woman in open-wheel auto racing history,Danica Patrick is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. Her 2008 Indy Japan 300 victory stands as the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race. Since retiring from racing, she authored a book, “Pretty Intense,” and just launched a weekly podcast of the same name, where she talks with a variety of personalities about how they succeeded in their own personal “race.” For this event, Patrick will be on the other side of the Q&A, as BW President Bob Helmer quizzes her on the drive, personal philosophy and competitive energy that led her to win at the highest level.

Funded by the Boesel BW School of Business Lecture Series

For more information, visit bw.edu/voices

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VOICES OF INSPIRATION:
Robert Olen Butler
Wednesday, October 9, at 7:00 pm
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall
125 Tressel Street, Berea

Robert Olen Butler has been called a “literary Houdini” for his “ability to seamlessly mix humor and poignancy.” Butler, who draws on his experiences as a Vietnam Veteran, has published 16 novels, six volumes of short fiction and a book on the creative process. In 2001, he did something no other writer has ever done: he revealed his writing process in real time, producing a literary short story, live and online, in 17 two-hour webcasts. His lecture is titled “How to Win a Pulitzer Prize and Other Life Lessons.”

Reception to follow in teh Cyber Cafe.

Funded by BW’s Marting Humanities Lecture Series

For more information, visit bw.edu/voices

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
THE SERPENT MOUND AND THE ASTEROID IMPACT
Dr. Keith Milam, Ohio University
Sunday, October 27, at 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

The Serpent Mound crater, also known as the Serpent Mound Disturbance, is an eroded meteorite impact crater.  Dr. Keith Milam, Assistant Professor of Geology at Ohio University, will present a lecture on the impact craters have on Earth.  In particular, Dr. Milam will focus on the 300 million year old impact crater in Ohio on the rim of which was built the Serpent Mound.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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VOICES OF INSPIRATION:
Dr. Mahzarin Banaji
Monday, November 18, at 7:00 pm
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall
125 Tressel Street, Berea

The Harvard researcher known for groundbreaking research on “implicit bias,” Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, presents "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People." Banaji studies bias which stems from factors like race, gender and sexual orientation and runs counter to our outward expressions of values and beliefs. In her talk, Harvard’s Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics will reveal how to “outsmart” mental blindspots, which can compromise personal and professional decisions if left unattended. 

Funded by the BW Psychology Department’s Kathryn Grover Harrington & Robert A. Harrington Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture series – 25th Annual

For more information, visit bw.edu/voices.

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
LISTENING TO THE UNIVERSE WITH LASERS

Dr. Madeline Wade, Kenyon College
Friday, January 17, 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

Dr. Madeline Wade, the Lodish Faculty Dev Professorship and LIGO Team Collaborator at Kenyon College, will present a lecture on gravity waves and her work with Laser Interferometer Gravity wave Observatory (LIGO).  Gravitational waves are disturbances in the curvature of space-time, generated by accelerated masses that propagate as waves at the speed of light. They were predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein on the basis of his general theory of relativity.  LIGO is the most sensitive “sensor” ever built and in 2017 and on February 11, 2016, the LIGO and Virgo Scientific Collaboration announced they had made the first direct observation of gravitational waves.  This was, arguably, the most significant discovery of the century.  So important that in 2017, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for their role in the direct detection of gravitational waves.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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BURRELL OBSERVATORY SERIES:
THE TIME IS NOW:
Beginning the Search for Life Outside Our Solar System
Dr. Scot Gaudi, The Ohio State University
Friday, March 20, at 7:30 pm
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama, 95 E. Bagley Rd, Berea

We live in unique time in human history.  Just under 30 years ago, the first planets were discovered around other stars.  Now, we have developed the technology that we believe will allow us to search for potentially habitable planets orbiting nearby stars, and even search for the signatures of life in their atmospheres.   Dr. Scott Gaudi, Vice Chair, Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration, University Distinguished Scholar, The Ohio State University, will present a lecture on the search for life beyond our solar system.

After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.

For questions, contact the Observatory Director at gkader@bw.edu, or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440-826-2312.

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