SoVerA: Discovering Black Holes

May 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Whiting Library
117 Main St
Chester, VT 05143

The meeting of the Southern Vermont Astronomy Group will start with a brief review of the discoveries that led to the idea that there might be black holes to provide the historical background for our main event of the evening.

We will then explore how black holes come into being from the cores of massive stars and what they do to matter that gets too close to them. Special emphasis will be on the Event Horizon Telescope, a global network, and the recently announced, first-ever image researchers captured of the black hole located in the nucleus of the galaxy M87. The presentation will be family-friendly and geared for general audiences.

The presentation will be from Rick Bates and Claudio Veliz. SoVerA is an organization composed of amateur and professional astronomers, educators, students, and lots of members of the lay public. SoVerA is dedicated to making astronomy much more accessible to all. Talks and presentations are free and open to the public.  This venue is ADA accessible.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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