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Free Astronomy Lecture: Cracking Globular Clusters | Presidio

Every 3rd Wednesday Through September 1st.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE
Observation Post at the Presidio | 211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA

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Once 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 Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday 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.

– Updated 6/26/19 – Event info last checked via website

The 160 spherical oceans of stars we call globular clusters (GCs) need aperture, good seeing and dark skies to resolve detail. But once observed to their core CG’s can reveal an exquisitely rich sea of red giant and fuel spent stars that do not take us back to the big bang but rather show us time in its extreme. Michael’s talk will cover the general properties of Globular Clusters and which ones to observe or image for detail. The talk will also show GC formation with some N-particle animation and the role these ancient clusters play in the new field of galactic archaeology.

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