Event 3: D is for Discovery
During “D for Discovery,” the third and final RED Series event August 19 at the Hollywood Tower, Dr. Tyler Nordgren will speak about stars in the city of stars.
“I'll be talking about the astronomy research and outreach I am doing as an astronomer,” he said. “This relates to looking for worlds around other stars as well as exploring the ones around our own sun.”
The RED Series is a partnership between the University of Redlands and 98.7 FM, with the school providing faculty experts to speak on specific topics with emcee Kennedy. The first event, “R for Research” with Professor Johannes Moenius was held in May while “E for Education” with Professor Jose Lalas took place in June.
In addition to astronomy, Nordgren, associate professor of physics, will talk about his involvement with getting NASA’s Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. “The number one question it is looking to answer is, ‘Were the climate and conditions on Mars ever right for life?’” he said. “This is important because it helps answer the bigger question of how rare is our life-bearing Earth? Are we alone in the universe? Mars is the most Earth-like planet in our solar system and, we now know, was even more like Earth in the past. If even with all these advantages, no life ever evolved there then it points out how precious our own planet is.” Nordgren will also discuss what we can learn from Mars’ climate. “Since Mars is now a cold, desert planet, we know that its climate has changed,” he said. “Understanding how this happens sheds light on how we are changing our own climate.”
The “D for Discovery” event will start at 7 p.m., and include food, drinks and live music from Javier Dunn. For more information or to register for the event, click here.
WHAT: Join us for the conclusion of the popular RED Series
WHEN: 7 p.m., August 19
WHERE: The Hollywood Tower
6138 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
For more information, or to register for the event, visit our online portal
Event 2: E is for Education
The second event in the University's RED series featured STAR 98.7 DJ Kennedy speaking with Professor Jose Lalas from the School of Education about “What’s Right in America’s Schools.”
Here are a few photos from the June 17 event, "E is for Education."
Event 1: R is for Research
The first event in the University's RED Series, (R is for research) on May 23 featured an interview with STAR 98.7 DJ Kennedy and Professor Johannes Moenius discussing the innovative Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA).
Here are a few photos from the May 23 event, "R is for research."
Professor Johannes Moenius and STAR 98.7 DJ Kennedy
Dr. Johannes Moenius enjoys the atmosphere at the Hollywood Tower before his presentation.
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