Artistic images of space shown at special Tabernacle event

You can enjoy an evening with the stars Friday night at the Logan Tabernacle as you learn more about Cache Valley’s role in space. The program hosted by the Logan Tabernacle Concert and Lecture Series will feature John Elwell, program manager for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, telescope built by Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory.Logan Tabernacle Concert and Lecture Series Program Chairman Doug Thompson says Elwell will show, on the Tabernacle’s large screen, many stunning images captured by WISE. He says if people look at a certain section of the night sky with a telescope on earth, the image is so small it looks muddy.”And then you look at the same section of the night sky taken by WISE,” Thompson explained on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, “and you’ve got thousands of stars and galaxies and the other matter in space. “Because this is a picture taken of the heat, not the light, the pictures are of a different nature and assigned different colors.”Thompson says not only is it fascinating to see the images of space, the images are artwork. The program starts at 7 p.m. and there is no charge. He says the Tabernacle Concert and Lecture Series is associated with the inter-faith group Cache Community Connections.

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