Doors open at 6:30 PM and our program, The Amazing Journey from Idea to Reality, by Brandt Lomen, will begin at 7 PM.
Brandt Lomen will discuss how he took his invention of an LED based solar simulator from an idea to a fully developed device. There are many problems in the world today that need solutions and science is one way in which these solutions are found through inventions, problem-solving skills, and creativity. Brandt will discuss his journey with the invention process.
Brandt Lomen was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska and attended college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for electrical engineering. There he proposed the concept of a fully LED based solar simulator to test solar cells. After working on the device for a year and a half, he succeeded and was given the Dean's Choice Award at the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Day as well as the grand prize in the Invent Alaska Competition. The winnings from that competition now fund undergraduates to continue research. Upon graduation in May of 2018, Lomen started his career as an electrical engineer for BAE, a leading defense contractor.
Lomen was a Space Grant Consortium student while in Alaska, a national organization that we also partner with to produce programming.
Doors close at 9:30 PM.
The all-inclusive price for Super Stellar Friday at the Discovery Center is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children 12 and under, and free for members. Pending clear skies, our observatory will be open and members of the NH Astronomical Society will be outside the Discovery Center at dusk with telescopes pointed to the sky, ready to share their knowledge and views from their telescopes for free.