IAU Exoworld Ceremony and Astronomy Public Talk
Hawaii Convention Center
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Event DescriptionIAU General Assembly Exoworld Ceremony and Public Talk
Announcing the opening of public voting on naming extrasolar planets, and two talks:
Exoworld public voting opening ceremony 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Gunther Hasinger, Director, UH Institute for Astronomy
"The Development of Modern Astronomy in Hawaii" 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Dr. Andrea Ghez, UCLA
"The Black Hole in the Galactic Center" 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The talk will feature two guest speakers. Dr. Gunther Hasinger, director of the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Astronomy, will present on the development of modern astronomy in Hawai‘i. Dr. Andrea Ghez of the University of California, Los Angeles Galactic Center Institute, will share her insights on the black hole in the Galactic Center. By imaging the Galactic Center at infrared wavelengths using the W.M. Keck Telescope, Ghez and her colleagues have been able to peer through heavy dust that blocks visible light, producing images at the center of the galaxy. This method has also made it possible to follow the orbits of stars surrounding the black hole, now one of the best demonstrated cases for a supermassive black hole.
FREE tickets are required for this event as capacity is limited.
Convention Center parking is $10, or please take TheBus!
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