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May 15, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Old Main #0209 | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Please join us for a Science Under the Dome lecture! Science Under the Dome is a public lecture series that is free and open to all. Reservations are required via the Events.Wayne RSVP system as space is limited in the planetarium.

 

Last month scientists announced that they have created an image on a black hole for the first time using the Event Horizon Telescope.  The Planetarium is excited to host a two-part presentation about this scientific discovery.

Dr. Jerry Dunifer (Emeritus - WSU Physics & Astronomy) has visited nearly all of the telescopes used in this research, and will start us with a guided tour of the telescopes, showing us where they are located, what they look like and how they work.

Planetarium Coordinator and Doctoral Candidate in Physics and Astronomy Ben Coughenour will then discuss the findings of the Event Horizon Telescope and the signifigance of this discovery within the field of astrophysics.  Ben has a research focus on the astrophysics of compact objects, which include black holes.

For more information about this event, please contact Megan McCullen at 3135776455 or mccullen@wayne.edu.