Free Lecture: A Space Time Symphony Of Gravitational Waves

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History says
Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann of Vanderbilt University presents, "A Space-time Symphony of Gravitational Waves" as part of the "Frontiers of Astronomy" series on Thursday, November 10. Scientists announced the first detection of gravitational waves, a Nobel Prize-level achievement and a profound moment for humankind, on February 11, 2016. Prior to that discovery, the only way we learned about the distant Universe is through light we were able to see. Light revealed that we live in an extraordinarily beautiful expanding and accelerating Universe that is full of exoplanets, stellar explosions, other galaxies, and dark matter that pervades everything. And now, humanity has observed the ripples in space-time caused by the motion of massive objects like black holes; these gravitational waves have opened a whole new window to the Universe of things we can't see with light—things that could change our understanding of the Cosmos.

"Frontiers of Astronomy" is a free lecture series that brings leading minds in astronomy, cosmology and astrophysics to Cleveland! No tickets or reservations are required. Visit cmnh.org/frontiers for the series schedule.

Doors open at 7pm. Presentation starts at 8pm in Murch Auditorium. Please note that Museum exhibits and galleries will be closed. However, Ralph Mueller Observatory will be open afterward if the sky is clear.

$8 special event rate parking in the Museum garage.

"Frontiers of Astronomy" is sponsored by CWRU Astronomy, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and The Cleveland Astronomical Society.
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By: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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