The Universe takes on a marvel filled and colorful journey through space, from the beginnings of what we know as astronomy through centuries of discovery and on into the unknown future. The Universe won't answer all of our questions about the wonders that surround us but it WILL encourage us to reach out and learn more!
Author Mike Brown, a Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology is probably best known for his discovery of Eris, the largest object found in the solar system in 150 years, and the object which led to the debate and the eventual demotion of Pluto from a real planet to a dwarf planet. In Brown's book How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, we get a glimpse into exploration, science and technology in a very readable form.
Poet and memoirist Mark Doty will read a selection of his works at 8 p.m. April 8 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. The Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts and Purdue University Libraries are sponsoring the free, public event as part of the 82nd annual Purdue Literary Awards.