Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe

When: March 21, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Moderators: Jonathan McDowell , Astrophysicist, Smithsonian
Astropyhsical Observatory
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145


A tour of discoveries made with the Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope


A fleet of remarkable space telescopes are sending back unprecedented
views of our universe. The famous Hubble telescope takes the sharpest
visible-light images, but only its cousins Chandra and Spitzer can see
the invisible X-ray and infrared light that help complete the cosmic
story. Chandra's X-ray camera can see erupting black holes, exploding
stars and colliding galaxies - some of the the most energetic events in

Jonathan presents a tour of Chandra's discoveries and explains how it
and other X-ray telescopes probe cosmic dramas, while infrared images
unveil the cool, gentle process of star birth, and pictures taken with
ordinary visible light give an overview of the everyday life of the
galaxies. Combining all three views has been crucial to the astonishing
discoveries astronomers have made in the past decade.
Jonathan is an astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center
for Astrophysics as part of the Chandra X-Ray Center, which operates the
Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft.


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