The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
Nothing escapes a black hole . The ones littering our galaxy are ten to twenty times the mass of our sun. But the one at the core of the Milky Way is gargantuan, and an effort is now underway to create the first-ever image of that object. Claudio Velez, architect, astronomer and president of the Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, will offer a graphic-rich presentation and review what is known about the structure of these staggering objects – and why they are so significant to our quest to understand how the universe works. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, at Neighborhood Connections in Londonderry. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited; you must register in advance by calling 802-824-4343.