HAL5 monthly program on "Cosmology and the Expansion of the Universe: from Edwin Hubble to the Hubble Space Telescope" with Dr. Massimiliano (Max) Bonamente, Professor of Physics, UAH. The event will take place on Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium.

Cosmology is as old as mankind. Since ancient times, people wondered about the Universe, when it all began, if and when it will all end. The most impressive and somewhat unexpected discovery happened in the early XX century, with the discovery by Edwin Hubble (and others) that the Universe is actually expanding, opening up the question of "when did the Universe begin?" Cosmology has made much progress through the past century, and that includes other very unexpected conclusions that most of the matter in the Universe is "dark", and that most of the energy is also "dark" - meaning we know they are there, but we can't see them. Figuring out the fate of the Universe can be very confusing, difficult and frustrating, but cosmology remains the oldest and arguably most fascinating of sciences.


The event is free and open to the public. A social will follow the program.



Saturday, April 18: STEAMFEST 2.0 at Lowe Mill
HAL5 will be participating at STEAMFEST 2.0 at Lowe Mill. This year, we will be making and testing popsicle sticks catapults. This is the same activity that HAL5 hosted at Panoply 2014's Interactive Arts Test Tent. Come on out and try your skills! We will also have out suitcase rockets and some hands out materials.

Friday, April 24 to Sunday April 26: Panoply 2015

This year, HAL5 is partnering up with Sci-Quest to staff one of the Interactive Arts Tents. We will be assisting Sci-Quest in running the Squiggle Bots activities for the kids. Please come on out and check us out! You can buy your ticket in advance or at the door.


LEGO is currently having competition for the newest ideas and the Space Launch System (SLS) logo creation is one of them. Take a look and support SLS to become the latest LEGO set to be in the stores! You do not have to have an LEGO account to support this. You can login using your social media accounts.

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