apexart :: Frits Paerels discussion


Learning in Space

In conjunction with the show Exhibition Space
organized by Greg Allen.

Saturday, April 13: 2 pm

Professor Frits Paerels, an astrophysicist at Columbia University, will use the photographs on view to discuss the importance of these images and how to interpret them.

Open to all ages.

Professor Frits Paerels will discuss the history of the National Geographic Society's photographic survey of the night sky and the evolution of telescopes, detectors, and other tools astronomers use to study objects in space. Paerels will then lead a hands-on search for galaxies, stars, and other celestial targets using the photo plates on view at apexart and the online Digitized Sky Survey.

Frits Paerels is Professor of Astronomy and Co-Director of the Columbia University Astrophysics Lab. He has a Masters and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands and has been at Columbia since 1999. Widely published in the United States and elsewhere, Paerels was part of the group that was first able to gather data from neutron stars regarding the fundamental nature of matter and energy.

Please join us.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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