Wednesday: Illustrated talk on black holes at Foothill College | News | Mountain View Online |

A&E

Wednesday: Illustrated talk on black holes at Foothill College

 

A free, non-technical and illustrated talk on black holes will be given Wednesday at Foothill College in Los Altos, Andrew Fraknoi, professor emeritus, announced.

The talk will be given at 7 p.m. in the college's Smithwick Theatre by Eliot Quataert, a University of California at Berkeley professor of astronomy and physics. Quataert is also the director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center.

Last spring, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first image of gas surrounding a black hole and the gas's shadow as it swirls into the hole. Quataert will talk about what this has taught scientists about black holes and how the images were captured.

A large crowd is expected at the event, so visitors are encouraged to get to the theatre early.

— Bay City News Service

Community.
What is it worth to you?

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Redwood City gets two new barbecue restaurants
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 5,015 views

Flying: How to lower your impact
By Sherry Listgarten | 19 comments | 3,226 views

Premarital and Couples: Here Be Dragons!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,641 views

My angst about the disaster of these two debates
By Diana Diamond | 28 comments | 1,579 views

Finding Your Calling
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,261 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

View Details