|'Oumuamua: First Discovered Interstellar Visitor to Our Solar System|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:15 PM
On October 19, 2017, Robert Weryk, a postdoctoral researcher at the Hawaiian Institute for Astronomy, noticed an unexpected light streak in the previous night's observations. It was quickly identified as the first object to visit our solar system from interstellar space!Library: Cook Park Library map
The object, nicknamed 'Oumuamua, became a news media, social media, and scientific sensation, partially because it is moving faster than expected as it leaves our solar system. So people asked: is it a natural object or an alien probe? This talk will discuss all of the reasons for the controversy. REGISTER
Location: Meeting Room
Dale Dellutri has had a life-long fascination with science and technology. He has worked with computer hardware and software since the late 1960's, and has managed technical employees and projects in various fields including programming, data center construction, legal, tax, and futures and equity trading. He has written programs in many computer languages. He is now retired.Presenter: Dale Dellutri
Mr. Dellutri has an MBA and a MS in Information Science from the University of Chicago, and a BS in Engineering Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
He is an amateur astronomer, specializing in computational astronomy manages the Skokie Valley Astronomers web site: http://www.skokievalleyastronomers.org and gives astronomy-themed presentations a few times each year to the club and at a local Astronomy Day meeting at Harper Junior College in Palatine, IL.
He has developed a personal web site: http://www.DaleDellutri.com