Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5:15 LITERATURE – BOOK DISCUSSION
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Lo Blacklock, a travel magazine writer, has the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise in the picturesque North Sea. One day Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. However, all passengers remain accounted for, and so the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something has gone terribly wrong.
7:15 SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
Icarus: A Newly Discovered Star, Dating Halfway Back to the Big Bang
Speaker: Patrick Kelly, Assistant Professor,
University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy
In the spring of 2016, Kelly led the research team that discovered the farthest star ever seen from Earth—so far away, it has taken nine billion light years to reach Earth. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were monitoring a supernova when this star was detected. Kelly will enlighten us about this and current research.