Public Talk

Turning Stars Into Gold

November 6, 2017

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When: November 6, 2017 7:00PM
Where: New Vic Theater, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

Iair Arcavi

Las Cumbres Observatory

On August 17, for the first time in history, gravitational waves generated by two merging neutron stars were detected on Earth. An alert was sent to astronomers across the globe. Las Cumbres Observatory telescopes were one of the first to capture the flash from the "kilonova" explosion accompanying the merger. Come hear about this revolutionary discovery and how it is ushering in ​a new era in astronomy.

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