The Secrets of Orion: The Birthplace of Stars

When: Wed., December 10, 2014
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00 advance tickets,
$10.00* suggested cover at the door

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Orion is probably one of the best known constellations in the winter sky, but how many people know what kinds of astronomical features are contained within its familiar shape? Within this relatively new constellation there are young planetary systems, giant and supergiant stars, and enormous hydrogen clouds where new stars are being born. At this Science on Tap, hear from astronomers Pat Hanrahan and Doug McCarty about the life cycle of stars, see some of the latest Hubble Space Telescope images, and find out which secrets of Orion that you can see with the naked eye.

This event will feature two speakers:
Doug McCarty, Professor of Astronomy with the Science Integration Institute and past Planetarium Director and Astronomy Instructor, at Mount Hood Community College,

Pat Hanrahan, current Planetarium Director and Astronomy Instructor at Mount Hood Community College.

Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with  Campus Sig-Horz Vancouver