This month, #SpaceDrafts (Tucson’s local flavor of Astronomy on Tap), we’ll explore that thing that surrounds us, binds us, and brings us all together. It is a Force, but it’s not got anything to do with Jedi or Sith! GRAVITY!
Gravity is weird! It’s super weak, but it is responsible for all the structure we see in our Universe, and it has measurable effects on the scale of billions of light years all the way to microns!
This gives us a great way to study it, by focusing on two very different regimes. James Keane will tell us about NASA’s GRAIL mission and mapping our Moon’s gravity, while Kevin Hainline will take us to a much more violent environment – around a supermassive black hole, where gravity dictates the motion of stars in an entire galaxy, and is responsible for the most energetic outbursts in our Universe!
Wednesday, August 31st, 7.00pm (Stargazing starts at Sunset if the Arizona monsoon cooperates with us)
Please. Thank you!
As always, Space Drafts is FREE and open to all ages! Bring your four-legged friends too!