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PEEC: Learn About Observing The Highest Energy Light June 1

on May 30, 2018 - 10:25pm
Brenda Dingus will discuss the HAWC observatory in central Mexico, which detects the highest-energy light ever observed, at a planetarium show June 1. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Join astrophysicist Dr. Brenda Dingus to learn about an observatory made of water located at an elevation of 14,000 feet in central Mexico.
 
This unique observatory is called HAWC and it detects the highest-energy light ever observed. This planetarium show is at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
HAWC observations of extreme astrophysical sources, such as supermassive black holes and rapidly spinning neutron stars, are key to understanding the origin of the cosmic rays that are continuously bombarding the earth from above.
 
Because there is limited seating in the planetarium, purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Los Alamos Nature Center or by calling 505.662.0460. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Planetarium shows are not recommended for kids under age 4.
 
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call (505).662.0460.

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