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Astronomy Smorgasbord Week 5
Predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, black holes were described mathematically before any observational evidence existed. Now scientists detect them indirectly using both light and gravitational waves. In this lesson we will explore the formation and nature of these unique astronomical objects. We will also examine instruments used in varying detection methods and explore current areas of black hole research.
Instructor: Betsy Hernandez is 6th grade Computer Science teacher at Creo College Preparatory Charter School and a Visiting Scientist at both Princeton University and the American Museum of Natural History. Her Astrophysics research encompasses creating 2D simulations to examine the dynamics of black holes embedded in Active Galactic Nucleus discs.
Location: Class will be online using Zoom. Sign-in with an ID code given to you the weekend before class. Class recordings available during and for a time after.
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 7-9 PM
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