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Maybe the next best thing to peaceful camping-- Join some friends at Harvard Observatory Night. It is a monthly presentation by the center for Astrophysics. AND IT'S FREE


Thursday, October 15, 2009
"10 Years of Chandra Discoveries," Andrea Prestwich, CfA
Since its launch in 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has revolutionized the science of X-ray astronomy. Chandra has imaged the spectacular, glowing remains of exploded stars. It has observed the region around the supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way, and found black holes across the Universe. It has even traced the separation of dark matter from normal matter in the collision of galaxies. Join Andrea Prestwich for a thrilling retrospective as she reviews some of Chandra's grandest discoveries!

Observatory Nights are held in the Phillips Auditorium at the CfA, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, about 1 mile west of Harvard Square. No reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to the auditorium's capacity. Entrance is at the west of the CfA complex, near Madison Street and large parking lot. The CfA is easily reached by public transportation. From the Harvard MBTA Station (Red Line), take any bus or trackless trolley going west on Concord Avenue (Arlmont Village and Belmont Center buses, Huron Avenue trolleys) and get off at "Observatory Hill." Additional directions are available.


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