Astronomy lecture: Gravitational waves

Jason Kendall, a professor of astronomy at William Paterson University and a board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will give a talk on the discovery of Gravitational Waves on Sunday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m., at the Bruce Museum.

In February, it was announced that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was able to “listen in” on the moments before a black hole binary system (two black holes orbiting one another) merged as one, producing a gravitational wave signal. Prof. Kendall will discuss this important event and why it “will open up a new field of discovery.”

Since 2008, Prof. Kendall has led the Inwood Astronomy Project, which has brought more than 200 stargazing and public astronomy events to upper Manhattan.

Lectures are at The Bruce Museum and are open to the public.

Admission is free to Bruce Museum members and ticket holders; others by donation to the Museum.

For more detailed information: http://astrogreenwich.org/news-link/

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