Astronomy Night on Mount Tam: Gravitational Waves + the Glow of Cosmic Gold

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Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Bolinas Museum invites you to Astronomy Night on Mount Tam: Gravitational Waves + the Glow of Cosmic Gold! Tonight's topic includes a presentation by Daniel Kasen, Research Associate Professor, UC Berkeley. In October 2017, Earthlings detected gravitational waves--ripples in the fabric of space--from the violent merger of two untra-dense neron stars. The signals showed that collision debris self-assembled into heavy elements, such as gold and platinum, providing an explanation for the cosmis origin of these special materials.

For more information visit Friends of Mount Tam. Astronomy Nights on Mount Tam are presented by Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Friends of Mt Tam, Wonderfest, and San Francisco Amateur Astronomers.

This event is FREE! (Free parking permit required.)

Additional Location or Other Information

Astronomy Nights takes place on Mount Tamalpais in Mountain Theater.