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Free Public Talk “Monster Black Hole At The Center Of The Milky Way” | Los Altos
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Founded in 1999, the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series lectures are presented on six Wednesday evenings during each school year at Foothill College. Speakers over the years have included Nobel-prize winners, members of the National Academy of Sciences and many other well-known scientists explaining astronomical developments in everyday language.
The series, moderated by Foothill College Astronomy instructor Andrew Fraknoi, is sponsored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the SETI Institute, NASA’s Ames Research Center and Foothill College. Topics range from the exploration of the planets to the speeding up of the expanding universe; from planets around other stars to black holes at the centers of distant galaxies.
Admission is free and the public is invited. Seating is first come, first served. Arrive early to locate parking.
Dr. Andrea Ghez of UCLA will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on the subject of the monster black hole at the center of the milky way.
The talk will take place in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 17th year.
Large crowds gather for these talks, so the organizers ask people to try to arrive a little bit early to find parking. The lecture is free, but there is a charge of $3 for parking on campus and exact change is appreciated.
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