Yuri's Night: Supermassive Black Holes
Lecture within the California Academy of Sciences' Night Life Program
Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole with a million to a billion times the mass of the sun at their center. Even our own Milky Way hosts such a monster, and when they start feeding on gas and dust, they start shining so bright that they put out more energy than a hundred billion stars in a galaxy put together. What role do these quasars have in shaping the growth of galaxies? How do astronomers study these objects and how can citizen scientists help us understand them?
Thursday, April 14, 2016
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118
This event is part of the California Academy of Sciences NightLife series, for more information, registration, and ticketing* please refer to the following pages:
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