EOH is very excited to welcome Dr. Phil Plait as the Keynote Speaker for this year! Dr. Phil Plait is an astronomer, author, and speaker and for as long as he can remember, he has been in love with science: “When I was maybe four or five years old, my dad brought home a cheapo department store telescope. He aimed it at Saturn that night. One look, and that was it. I was hooked,” he says.
After earning his doctorate in astronomy at the University of Virginia, he worked as a NASA contractor at the Goddard Space Flight Center, working with the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Plait began a career in public outreach and education with the ‘Bad Astronomy‘ website and blog, debunking bad science and popular misconceptions. The book ‘Bad Astronomy‘ was released in 2002, followed in 2008 by ‘Death From The Skies!‘ Dr. Plait’s television show, ‘Phil Plait’s Bad Universe’ premiered on the Discovery Channel in September 2010.
How to get Tickets!
Tickets will be free of charge but needed for admission. The tickets will be distributed on Friday, March 8th at the EOH Visitors Welcome Tent outside of Grainger Library.
Once you get your tickets:
Tickets are REQUIRED at the door - Foellinger Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30PM | Keynote Speech starts at 7:00PM
Tesla Coil Concert
We are excited to welcome back the Tesla Coil Performance to EOH this year. Be amazed with the amazing visuals of thousands of volts of electricity zapping through the air as the operator uses the bolts to recreate well-known musical tunes. The Tesla Coil Performance is a truly unique experience that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else, so be sure to mark down the date and time and show up early to find a great viewing spot. You won’t be disappointed!
Date: Friday, March 8th
Location: Bardeen (Engineering) Quad