Cosmic Explorations Presentation: Dr. Andrew Hamilton

Dr. Andrew Hamilton: Black Holes Inside and Out.

Inquisitive adults are invited to attend the presentation Black Holes Inside and Out by Dr. Andrew Hamilton of the University of Colorado at Boulder. This free public presentation on June 13th is part of the Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). Dr. Hamilton’s presentation is the final presentation in this year’s series, “A User’s Guide to the Universe: You Live Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.”

Dr. Andrew Hamilton joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1986. He is currently a professor in the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, and a Fellow and Chair of JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics). He has worked in a variety of fields of astrophysics, including supernovae, cosmology, and most recently black holes. His visualizations of black holes have appeared in several TV documentaries, the internet, and in an immersive digital dome show “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” that has been distributed to over a hundred digital planetaria worldwide. You can learn more about Dr. Hamilton on his website at http://casa.colorado.edu/~ajsh/.

LPI’s Cosmic Explorations presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception. No reservation is necessary. LPI is located in the USRA building at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard in the Clear Lake region of Houston; the entrance is located on Middlebrook Drive. The Lunar and Planetary Institute is part of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).

Important Note About Parking — Limited visitor parking is available at the USRA building for public lecture attendees, so once the visitor parking section is full, attendees are asked to park in the University Baptist Church (UBC) parking lot. A shuttle bus will run throughout the event to take attendees to and from their cars. Directions from Bay Area Boulevard:  Turn left on Middlebrook Drive and continue 0.4 miles. The UBC parking lot will be on the right, just past Glenshannon Drive. There are plenty of parking spaces available for event attendees, and signs will be posted at the shuttle pickup and drop off location at the north side of the lot.

For more information, including links to past presentations, please visit http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/lectures or contact Andrew Shaner at 281-486-2163 or shaner@lpi.usra.edu.

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