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Chasing Black Holes, hosted by Zoom and University of Arizona
WhenThursday, Nov 29, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WhereRegister to get webinar link
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Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsZoom, University of Arizona, and NSF

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This is a live class taught online by researchers at the University of Arizona Black Hole PIRE project team. Zoom is pioneering new learning opportunities by bringing this opportunity to classrooms across the country.

Class Description:
This presentation and discussion by astrophysicists directly involved with the earth-sized EHT Telescope will take us on a journey through the laws of gravity, the workings of supermassive black holes, and their powerful impacts on galaxies.

Join us to talk about a black hole experiment that connects telescopes around the world, from the South Pole to Greenland and from Hawaii to the French Alps. The chase will lead us to the first-ever picture of black holes.

A full curriculum will be provided in advance of the presentations to registered instructors. Students will be encouraged to submit questions for the Q&A portion of the talk.

Student learning objectives:
- The principles of observing different astronomical sources in different wavelengths
- of the electromagnetic spectrum
- How astronomers infer the presence of black holes using Kepler’s laws
- The techniques and goals of a worldwide experiment to image black holes
- What imaging black holes will teach us about Einstein’s theory of gravity

This project is sponsored and supported by the National Science Foundation.

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