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Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Observation Post at the Presidio | 211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA



Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

astronomyOnce monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs.

Held in the Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday of every month, come early for coffee and a light snack at 7:30 PM followed by the general meeting at 7:45 PM. The lecture begins at 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Featured speaker: Dan Wilkins, PhD, KIPAC/Dept. of Physics, Stanford University

Black holes are some of the most exotic and extreme objects in the universe. Though they sound like the stuff of science fiction, they are real and much more common than you might think. Every galaxy has a black hole lurking at its center! Black holes are not actually black, because matter falling into black holes releases energy that can power some of the brightest objects we see in the night sky.

In this lecture you will find out exactly what a black hole is, how we can find them, and how they can flare intensely – giving rise to impressive firework displays and launching jets of vast plasma at close to the speed of light.


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