It’s official. Black Rock Observatory has a Theme Camp at Burning Man this year, with presentations, science experiments, and a ton of awesome people to entertain you. We have been placed at 4:15 and Ganymede and Black Rock Observatory (the dome and scopes) has been placed nearby.
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The theme camp will be open to the public pretty much anytime, with activities scheduled throughout the day and into the wee hours starting at 1:00 PM daily.
Wednesday Night is Kids’ Night, with special presentations and activities sure to delight the inquiring mind. Kids always go to the front of the line, even if it’s not Kids’ Night.
Here’s a link to a list of the presentations we have lined up so far:
For the most up-to-date and complete schedule, go to Black Rock Observatory Playa Events
|LightSail 2 was launched in June. Learn how solar sails work and how they will revolutionize the future of solar system exploration.|
Cosmic Revolutionaries and The Pale Blue Dot
|An overview of the scales of the cosmos – with analogies to help us understand how big the universe actually is and how small we are relative it. The talk will also explore the ethical, moral, and philosophical implications of this on humanity.|
|What are Cosmic Rays? How to make your own cloud chamber.|
|Jason Silva and Rohan Roberts:
The Overview Effect, Awe, and Cosmic Wonder
|Jason Silva talks about cosmic awe and how the effect experienced by astronauts in space is a boundary-shattering sense global interconnectedness.|
Apollo 50th – Harder to Hoax
|Did humans really go to the moon in 1969, or was it all a hoax?|
Taking the First Picture of a Supermassive Black Hole
|Join us and learn about black holes and the ambitious effort to image them for the very first time using the Event Horizon Telescope.|
Solar Eclipses Worldwide
|Solar eclipses often take place in remote regions to which one would otherwise hardly travel. Come see eclipses at the polar circle as well as to Indonesia, China and Australia.|
Almost All Space Considered
|Black Rock Observatory scientists space news, disaster reports, and cute animals when the robots get too scary. All questions welcomed, some answered!|
Mark your calendars, get your tent packed up and let’s all get ready for another great burn!
Check here periodically before and after the burn for all your BRO updates. Stay tuned, stargazers!