UW-Stevens Point faculty expert discusses modern space exploration
For Stevens Point News
STEVENS POINT — In modern times, human motivation for space exploration has expanded far beyond a genuine curiosity to understand our solar system. Learn more at a free lecture offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
“The Modern Age of Space Exploration” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, presented by Adriana Durbala, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Held in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point, this is the final talk in the eight-part College of Letters and Science 2017-2018 Community Lecture Series. The public may attend free of charge.
“Humans have included economic justifications and even the need to find other worlds suitable for future colonization,” Durbala said of the motivation to explore space.
Durbala obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Bucharest in Romania before earning her doctorate from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She teaches courses including Unveiling the Universe, Stars and Stellar Systems, Astrophysics and History of Astronomy. Her research interests include isolated galaxies, compact groups of galaxies and the role of interactions in galaxy formation and evolution.
For more information on the Community Lecture Series, visit www.uwsp.edu/cols/