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Public Lecture and Observing
November 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
The Dept. of Physics & Astronomy will hold a public talk and public observing night at Gallalee Hall on Monday, November 14th, 2016.
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. Public Talk on “Chasing the GHOST Particle: The Ice-Cube” by Prof. Dawn Williams
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Public Observing on roof Gallalee Hall
The public talk will be presented by our own Prof. Dawn Williams. Her group works with the IceCube experiment, the largest neutrino detector on Earth located at the geographic South Pole, deep in the Antarctic icecap. IceCube was built to detect astrophysical neutrinos from objects such as active supermassive black holes and gamma-ray bursts, which are believed to be the source of the highest energy cosmic rays.
The talk will be followed by a public observing session using the dept.’s 16″ reflecting telescope located on the roof of Gallalee Hall. Assuming clear weather we will observe the ‘supermoon’ and other night sky objects (stellar clusters, binary stars).
In case of cloudy or inclement weather, including high winds, public observing will be cancelled. Please check this website and weather forecast on the day of the observing session before traveling.