Astrolecture Series - It Rains Diamonds on Ice Giant Planets

Event has passed (Tue Mar 20, 2018 - Tue Mar 20, 2018)
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07:30 PM
Community, Science & Technology
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The AstroLecture Series is held every third Tuesday of the month and is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers in partnership with the Presidio Trust. Each lecture focuses on an astronomy related topic, and shares the latest findings and cutting edge science from noted professional astronomers, scientists, and scholars. Lectures introduce content that will engage the astronomy beginner as well as deliver a serious science fix to people with an advanced knowledge. One hour to 90 minutes of highly visual and stimulating presentation is followed by interactive an interactive question and answer session. For all ages. Sponsored by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and the Presidio Trust.

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A new experiment at SLAC National Accelerator Lab, using the brightest X-ray source in the world, reveals how large diamonds may be formed in the deep interior of ice giant planets like Uranus and Neptune. Featuring Siegfried Glenzer, Director of the High Energy Density Science Division, SLAC, Stanford University

Photo Credit: Sci-News.comĀ 


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