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Astrolecture Series - The Beating Heart of Neutron Stars and Pulsars
Tue, April 18, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
The AstroLecture Series is held every third Tuesday of the month and is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers in partnership with the Presidio Trust. Each lecture focuses on an astronomy related topic, and shares the latest findings and cutting edge science from noted professional astronomers, scientists, and scholars. Lectures introduce content that will engage the astronomy beginner as well as deliver a serious science fix to people with an advanced knowledge. One hour to 90 minutes of highly visual and stimulating presentation is followed by interactive an interactive question and answer session. For all ages. Sponsored by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and the Presidio Trust.
At this Event:
Dr. Roger Blandford of the Stanford University SLAC National Accelerator Lab describes what happens when the core of a massive collapsed star forms a neutron star or pulsar; this rapidly rotating cosmic lighthouse is one of the most exotic objects studied in modern astronomy.
Roger Blandford is director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC). Housed at the SLAC National Accelerator Laborator at Stanford University, Blandford oversees research that seeks to answer some of our great cosmic questions. What powered the Big Bang? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is happening around black holes?
Photo Credit: NASA