Ticket requests will be taken beginning February 21 at 10:00 am.
6:30 p.m. Educational activities and first screening of Black Holes in the Planetarium
7:00 p.m. Educational acitivites and second screening of Black Holes in the Planetarium
7:30 p.m. Meet the Lecturer
8:00 p.m. Lecture
9:00 p.m. Telescope viewing, weather permitting
Neil Gehrels is Chief, Astroparticle Physics Laboratory, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. He is an experimental physicist working in gamma-ray astronomy who is active in instrument development and data analysis. He studies gamma-ray bursts and supernovae and is Principal Investigator for the Swift gamma-ray burst MIDEX mission.
The SWIFT Explorer is an astronomical satellite that is observing gamma-ray bursts, the birth cries of black holes. Come hear about new results and about the amazing properties of black holes.