Color Images of Nebulae To Be Shown in Lecture Sept. 20

Tuesday, September 14, 1999

Color images of galactic nebulae as seen by both ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope will be shown during a public lecture by a German scientist at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at The University of Tulsa.

Michael R. Rosa, a Hubble Space Telescope instrument information scientist, will discuss how insights gained by using the Hubble Space Telescope continuously shape mankind’s understanding of what creates these nebulae, which are massive glowing clouds of gas and dust that are often associated with regions where stars are born. Nebulae hues include blue, red and orange.

Rosa’s lecture, titled “Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Galactic Nebulae,” will be presented in Room M-1 in Keplinger Hall, home of TU’s College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Fifth Street and Harvard Avenue.

Rosa will also give a technical talk, “Predictive Calibration and Forward Analysis of Observational Data,” at 1 p.m. in Keplinger Hall’s Room M-2 that is also open to the public.

Rosa is with the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility in Munchen, Germany. More information about the European Space Organization near Munich can be seen at these Web sites: http://www.eso.org and http://ecf.hq.eso.org. A gallery of images taken by the Hubble telescope can be found at this Web site: http://oposite.stsci.edu/.

For additional information, contact Shawn Jackson in TU’s physics department at (918) 631-3022.