Astronomy Presentation: Planet Habitability
Wednesday, June 22, 5:00 p.m. Library Courtyard
Catherine Slaughter is the inaugural Astronomer in Residence for the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. She will live and work in Stanley from mid-June to mid-July, doing outreach and continuing her research. This Wednesday, Catherine will speak at the library about “Planet Habitability.” She’ll do another presentation on July 13 on “Native Astronomy” and will set up telescopes in the courtyard for public sun observatory.
The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve was established in 2017 to preserve the quality of the night sky and reduce the impact of light pollution in the area. It’s the only reserve in the U.S. with a gold-tier status (the highest ranking).
Catherine is an early-career astrophysicist whose research interests are in computational astrophysics, especially the modeling of and search for exoplanets and very old stars. Her residency is sponsored by Boise State University Physics in partnership with NASA’s Science Activation Program. Click here to listen to an interview with Catherine on Boise State Public Radio’s “Idaho Matters” show. Find more information at Catherine’s research website: catherineslaughter.space.
Let’s Talk About It with Reyna Grande
Thursday, June 23, 12:15 p.m.
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The final Let’s Talk About It virtual author presentation from the Idaho Commission for Libraries features Reyna Grande, author of the best-selling memoir The Distance Between Us. This moving memoir details Grande’s immigration journey from Mexico to the United States when she was just nine years old. Grande writes about immigration, family separation, language trauma, the price of the American dream, and her own journey as a writer. Her work has won an American Book Award, an International Latino Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-6
Friday and Saturday 10-6