FOR ADULTS/OLDER KIDS
Quasars and Black Holes With Dr. Martin Elvis
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an exploration of quasars and black holes with Center for Astrophysics Ι Harvard & Smithsonian Senior Astrophysicist Martin Elvis. It is a strange fact that right next to the darkest places in the universe—black holes—lie the hottest, brightest places. These are the quasars and they lie at the hearts of galaxies. It has been a century since astronomers first had a clue that something odd was happening in those places, and half a century since black holes were proposed as the answer. Yet quasars are still mysterious. Dr. Elvis will explain those mysteries we have figured out, and how we came to know them, including the new image of the event horizon revealed in April of this year.