“Observing the Earth’s land surface from space at 17,000 miles per hour” by Dr. Pete Doucette

“Observing the Earth’s land surface from space at 17,000 miles per hour” with Dr. Pete Doucette begins at 11 a.m. at the Historic Homestake Opera House.

You may think you know our planet well, but have you ever wondered how Earth’s land surface changes over time? Dr. Pete Doucette is the acting director for the Earth Resources and Observation Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

“Background check! Screening materials for rare-event searches” with Dr. Brianna Mount

“Background check! Screening materials for rare-event searches” livestream from the 4850 Level with Dr. Brianna Mount begins at 10 a.m. at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

When building super sensitive detectors, particle physicists require that materials be extremely radio-pure. As the director of the Black Hills State University Underground Campus (BHUC), Dr. Brianna Mount manages the assaying, or testing, of materials to be used for such experiments.

Neutrino Day Finale with Dianna Cowern, Physics Girl

Neutrino Day’s headlining speaker is Dianna Cowern, creator and host of the viral “Physics Girl” YouTube series. With over 2 million subscribers, “Physics Girl” is a resource for fun physics videos and has featured such legendary figures as Bill Nye. Cowern’s talk is our Neutrino Day finale and will take place at 4 p.m. at the Historic Homestake Opera House.

“We are so excited to bring Dianna Cowern to SURF for Neutrino Day,” said Constance Walter, communications director.