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Monthly Meeting: Friday 17th March, 2017
Friday, 17th March 2017 @ 18:30 - 21:00 GMT
The March 2017 monthly meeting of Liverpool Astronomical Society for session 2016-17, will take place on Friday, March 17th 2017 from 7pm.
Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Rene Breton of the University of Manchester, with a lecture entitled:
“Einstein’s Relativity: Tested to the Limit with Pulsars”
Dr. Breton writes:
Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity was published in 1915. In over a century it has not failed a single time despite hundreds of tests and experiments. One of the most extreme environments in which to benchmark Relativity and possible alternative theories of gravity is around pulsars (after black holes, the densest objects in the Universe). In this talk, I will discuss the formidable achievements of the last 40 years in using pulsars to test Einstein’s theory and describe some of the strange behaviours of space and time when submitted to extreme gravity. I will also highlight future prospects of detecting gravitational waves with pulsars.
Subscriptions for 2016-2017 are now overdue and should have been paid by October 1st.
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Free tea/coffee with light refreshments break will form part of the evening at about 8pm.
Please note – Doors will only open after 6.30pm
I do hope you can join me and your fellow members, but if you are unable to attend, please indicate your apologies by filling out this form.
With best wishes – Ken