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Free Astronomy Lecture: It Rains Diamonds on ‘Ice Giant’ Planets | Presidio

Tuesday, March 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, March 20, 2018
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Professor Glenzer said, “For this experiment, we had LCLS, the brightest X-ray source in the world, and intense, fast pulses of X-rays are needed to unambiguously see the structure of these diamonds”. These experiments help provide us with better insight into the structure of exoplanets.

Siegfried Glenzer, who is the recipient of the recent E O Lawrence award, is Professor and High-Energy-Density division director at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab. He joined SLAC as a distinguished scientist to build a new discovery class program to explore matter in extreme conditions.

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Cost: FREE


Categories: Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: 211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA

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