SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES (AND HOW TO OBSERVE THEM CHEAPLY!)

Our March 10th meeting will feature Martin Gaskell, Dept. Astronomy & Astrophysics, UCSC

 

In this talk Martin will explain how you can can detect the effects of supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies.  He will give the main observational properties and explain how the energy is generated.  He will particularly emphasise how observations can be made remarkably cheaply from your backyward.

  

 

Martin Gaskell is an astronomer at UCSC who specializes in the theory and observations of active galactic nuclei.  He has also been a lifelong amateur astronomer and amateur telescope maker.  His presentation will offer a blend of research, amateur astronomy and telescope making.