Symposium on Charles Young's 1869 Discovery of Coronium

A celebration of spectroscopy in science for Dartmouth's 250th anniversary and the discovery of coronium's 150th anniversary. 

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. Four distinguished speakers 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.

Sponsored by Dartmouth's 250th Celebration, and the Departments of Physics & Astronomy, and Chemisty.

October 24, 2019

Steele Hall, Dartmouth college

Ryan Hickox

Prof. Ryan Hickox, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College

Introduction and Opening

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Deborah Kent

Prof. Deborah Kent, Dept. of Mathematics, Drake University

"A sensation of surprise:" Charles Young, K1474, and the solar eclipse of 1869

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Elisabeth Newton

Prof. Elisabeth Newton, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College

Using spectroscopy to learn about our nearest stellar and planetary neighbors

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Steven Brown '89

Dr. Steven Brown '89, NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division

Adventures in Atmospheric Spectroscopy: Trace gasses, aerosols, air pollution, and wildfires

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Alison Crocker '06

Prof. Alison Crocker '06, Physics Dept., Reed College

Learning about galaxies with 3D spectroscopy

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Ryan Hickox

Prof. Ryan Hickox, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College

Closing and discussion

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