Citizen Science

Supermassive Black Holes:
The Most Powerful Objects in the Universe

What is a supermassive black hole? If no light can escape them, how can they be the brightest and most powerful objects in the universe? Dr. Martin Gaskell will describe in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms using everyday concepts, how these monstrous black holes grow and produce their tremendous outpourings of energy by swallowing gas.

Thursday, May 4th • 2017
Scotts Valley Library• 251 Kings Village Rd.
6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Martin Gaskell Ph.D
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz.

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