Cedar Amateur Astronomers free public night

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  • 6/29/24
  • 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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  • Hobby

Event Description

Join Cedar Amateur Astronomers at 8:30 PM on June 29, 2024 as we host University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy professor, Caroline Roberts. Her presentation is entitled: Galaxy Supermassive Black Hole Masses with Reverberation Mapping.

Reverberation mapping is an observational measurement technique used to obtain the masses of the central supermassive black holes of active galaxies. Supermassive black hole mass scales with other galactic properties, including kinematics of stars in the host galaxy and mass of stars in the bulge, and so accurately determining supermassive black hole masses plays a large role in understanding galactic evolution. In this talk, we’ll discuss the procedure of reverberation mapping and take a look at some results from this method.

Following the presentation, weather permitting, volunteers will be operating several of our large telescopes and conducting sky tours in the outdoor planetarium.

Join us for a night of black holes and celestial observation!

This free event will also be available on Zoom. Check our website for more information. https://www.cedar-astronomers.org/events