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General Meeting (Public Welcome)

Monthly Meeting via Zoom 

YouTube meeting livestreamed

Signon begins at 7pm; meeting agenda begins 7:30pm

Featured speaker:  Dr. Jay Lockman, Principal Scientist for the Green Bank Telescope

"Discoveries in Radio Astronomy: Serendipity or Sweat?".  Many famous discoveries in astronomy seem to have unexpectedly "fallen out of the sky" while others were clearly the product of years of hard, focused work.  In this talk I'll examine a few discoveries in radio astronomy and ask: "Were they the result of lucky accidents (serendipity) or hard work (sweat)?"

I'll discuss the early pioneers (Jansky, Reber), and some well-known discoveries (pulsars, the cosmic black-body radiation, the 21-cm line, fast radio bursts, dark matter ...) in light of this question.

Friday, January 21, 2022, 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jeremy P Carlo
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