Dr. Michael Allison

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Join us for the closing reception of Sara Morawetz’s exhibit How The Stars Stand on August 22 from 6-9pm, which will feature a talk by Dr. Michael Allison of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies at 6pm.

Dr. Alison’s work on solar-timekeeping has been the scientific inspiration for the performance, and his presentation will outline a number of historical and contemporary issues in timekeeping, both here on Earth and beyond. He will touch on a variety of topics, including the standardisation of time on Earth, why the second just isn’t quite long enough and the future of the leap second, and the construction of calendars and systems of time for planets other than our own.

Both Sara and Dr. Allison will be in attendance at the closing reception to answer your questions and discuss the project.

The event will be available on Livestream for those unable to attend in person. Questions for either Sara or Dr. Alison can also be sent via Twitter to @sara_blue or via the project website.

Dr. Michael Allison received his Ph.D. in Space Physics and Astronomy from Rice University. He is currently a NASA Emeritus as the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, NY. Dr. Allison’s research is centered on planetary dynamics and atmospheric circulation, and the related work of spaceflight mission planning. He believes there are three distinct approaches to the practice of modern science, including Earth and space science: numerical simulation/prediction, observation/discovery, and conceptual synthesis/theory. While Dr. Allison is aware that any one of the three approaches can support and test the other two, he is happiest working at the interface between observation and theory.

Dr. Allison developed the calculations that are used for the Mars24 SunClock, a way of keeping track of Mars’ 24h 39m 35.2s day in 24-hour format. Keeping accurate time on Mars is essential to the study of its weather and climate. No other planet in the Solar System has such extreme daily and seasonal variations in temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, and frost. His work has been instrumental in many missions to Mars and have made a greater understanding of Mars’ past and present climate possible.

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