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Black Holes, Space Warps, Time Machines: Einstein's Universe in Everyday Language

When
Wed Jan 11, 2006
Where
Bazaar Cafe
Time
7:00 pm
Tags
Literary Arts, Literary Arts Lectures

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This Month's Topic: Black Holes, Space Warps, Time Machines: Einstein's Universe in Everyday Language

Welcome to the bizarre and wonderful world of black holes -- collapsed stars where gravity has overwhelmed every other force in the universe. In the neighborhood of these stellar corpses, strange things happen to space, time, and the unwary visitor. Learn why falling into a black hole is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, how black holes make a serious kind of time machine possible, and how new instruments have allowed astronomers to detect the presence of these elusive dark objects in our galaxy and beyond.

Speaker: Andrew Fraknoi; Chair, Astronomy Program, Foothill College

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  1. Bazaar Cafe
    5927 California St, San Francisco, CA