Celebration of Charles Young's 1869 Discovery of Coronium

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Celebration of Charles Young's 1869 Discovery of Coronium

Charles A. Youngʼs 1869 Discovery of Coronium: A Celebration of Spectroscopy in Science for Dartmouthʼs 250th Anniversary

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Steele 006
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Dartmouth 250th, Lectures & Seminars


In Dartmouth's centennial year of 1869, Professor Charles A. Young
discovered what appeared to be a new element in the spectrum of the
sun's corona.  A symposium celebrating Young's discovery and
illustrious legacy will be held Thursday, October 24, as part of Dartmouth's
250th Anniversary Celebration.  Four distinguished speakers will
explore not only the history and signficance of Young's discovery,
but also how spectroscopy has grown into a rich, powerful technique
with wide applications in contmporary astrophysics, physics, chemistry,
and the earth sciences.

The symposium will be held at Dartmouth in 6 Steel Hall, from
1:15 to 5:00 PM.  A reception will follow, under the globe in
the Fairchild Tower.

The speakers will be:

Deborah Kent, Department of Mathematics, Drake University
"A sensation of surprise:" Charles Young, K1474, and the solar eclipse of 1869"

Elisabeth Newton, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth
"Using spectroscopy to learn about our nearest stellar and planetary neighbors".

Steven Brown '89, NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
"Adventures in Atmospheric Spectroscopy: Trace gases, aerosols, air pollution and wildfires”

Alison Crocker '06, Physics Department, Reed College
"Learning about galaxies with 3D spectroscopy"


For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.