July’s PBS Science Café examines the birth, evolution, and death of black holes with Dr. Rick Wallace in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. Courtesy photo
Astronomers are closing in on the proof they’ve sought for years that one of the most destructive objects in the universe—a supermassive black hole—lurks at the center of our own galaxy. Could it flare up and consume our entire galactic neighborhood? Find out at July’s New Mexico PBS Science Café on Saturday, July 16 at the Los Alamos Nature Center..
Come to the July New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA Monster of the Milky Way on the big, big screen in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium, then join a discussion with Dr. Richard Wallace, (Astrophysicist). Dr. Wallace will discuss one of the most bizarre corners of cosmological science: black hole research. Inside the nature center planetarium, Dr. Wallace will examine the birth, evolution, and death of black holes.
Admission is free but a reservation is required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Although PEEC is hosting the event, registration is through New Mexico PBS. To reserve your spot, visit the New Mexico PBS website RSVP to Rose Poston: (505).277.2396.
Rick Wallace has a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from U.C. Santa Cruz (Lick Observatory), with concentration in numerical calculations of stellar explosions (Novae, Supernovae, Gamma Ray Bursts), and nuclear fusion. He has worked as a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years, including physics simulations, security of Russian nuclear material after the fall of the USSR, technical management, and international safeguards.