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Monster Black Holes: Free Astronomy Lecture at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills

File photo. Credit: Astronomy Department at Foothill College.
File photo. Credit: Astronomy Department at Foothill College.

As part of the 14th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, astronomer Chung-Pei Ma, Ph.D., of UC Berkeley, will discuss Monster Black Holes: What Lurks at the Centers of Galaxies, an illustrated, non-technical lecture, Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills

Admission is free and the public is invited. Seating is first come, first served. Arrive early to locate parking.

Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the cosmos and have long entranced the public as well as astronomers. Today we understand that black holes can grow to monstrous size, swallowing the mass of millions or billions of suns. To read more on the lecture and the speaker, click here.

The free lecture series is sponsored by the Foothill College Astronomy ProgramNASA Ames Research CenterSETI Institute and Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Parking lots 1, 7 and 8 provide stair and no-stair access to the theatre. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $3 from dispensers in student parking lots.

 Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change. 

Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For more information, access www.foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7888.


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