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Free Astronomy Lecture: Building the 30-Meter Telescope | Presidio

Every 3rd Wednesday Through September 1st.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 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

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers hosts Michael Bolte, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz and member of the TMT International Observatory Board

The Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) is a next-generation giant telescope. As the name suggests, it will have a primary mirror that is 30 meters in diameter and composed of 492 hexagonal shaped segments.

There is a suite of very sophisticated instruments being designed and built along with the telescope. Dr. Bolte will discuss the development of the telescope and project, the capabilities of the telescope, and the highlights of the science case for the TMT.

The science case includes everything from high-resolution studies of solar system objects, to the discovery of planets orbiting other stars, and from the co-development of supermassive blackholes and galaxies, to the first stars formed in the Universe some 12.5 billion years ago.

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