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Astronomy Nights on Mt. Tamalpais, Cancelled Due To Red Flag Warnings

  • Cushing Memorial Theater Mill Valley, CA 94941 (map)

Fatima Abdurrahman, Doctoral Candidate, Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley

Gravitational Lensing: Bends in Spacetime

100 years ago, Einstein predicted that light rays would deviate from straight-line paths in the space near massive objects. Today, we use this fact to weigh galaxies, discover planets of other stars, and β€œsee” invisible black holes. How did this idea of gravitational lensing come about, and how do we use it today to probe all fields of astrophysics?

  • Print a Astronomy Program Parking Pass 

  • Dress appropriately, it can be cold in the evenings on the mountain

  • Bring a flashlight to help navigate your way from the theater to the telescopes and cars

  • IF the weather is questionable the day of the event, call our hotline: 415-455-5370 after 3:30pm. Any cancellations will be posted. Note that cloudy weather and/or high winds may prevent observing through the telescopes, but generally don’t stop the lectures. Talks are cancelled only for rain or fire danger.

Earlier Event: June 8
Owl Wars
Later Event: June 9
SkeptiCal