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Free Public Astronomy Talk: The Brightest Thing You've Never Seen

At the Museum | Farrand Auditorium

June 2, 2023 / 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Because the extremely bright, distant objects known as quasars can be seen from so far away, they offer researchers a unique opportunity to peek farther back in time than is offered by other celestial phenomena. Current theories suggest that because they expel jets of energetic particles and emit at radio wavelengths, and because the energy involved is so great, there must be a supermassive black hole at their center, but the details of how it all works is still a mystery. UC Santa Barbara Professor Robert Antonucci, Ph.D., will discuss these mysterious bright objects that lurk at the heart of distant galaxies.

Join us at the Museum for this free public talk presented by the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit. No registration required.

Artist's concept image of quasar outflow by NASA, ESA and J. Olmsted (STScI)

Related Exhibition: Space Sciences