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Free Astronomy Lecture: South Pole Telescope | Presidio

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 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, June 20, 2017
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

The universe at its extremes is only dimly understood, with many fundamental questions unanswered: What were the first luminous objects to form? What powers the universe’s biggest explosions? How do omnipresent dark matter and dark radiation like neutrinos affect the history of the cosmos? What is the origin of cosmic particles seen at energies a hundred million times what we can produce on Earth?

The lecturer will discuss how the 3rd-generation South Pole Telescope, deployed in February at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and observing in the millimeter band, and the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, completed in 2011 at the same site, provide insight into these questions and are bringing the barely perceptible into view.

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Cost: FREE


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