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Gravitational Waves Topic at Special Astronomy Talk at Thomas More

After the first detection of gravitational waves in 2016, researchers have seen the number of breakthrough discoveries rapidly growing.

Predicted by Einstein's theory of relativity, these signals from deep space provide astronomers a brand new way of exploring the Universe.

The public is invited to join Dr. Wes Ryle at Thomas More College on Saturday, December 2 at 7 p.m. as he discusses the latest results, the ultrasensitive techniques used to detect this phenomenon, and future of this branch of astronomy. The talk will be held at the Steigerwald Hall, Saints Center.

Weather permitting, after the talk there will be a viewing of the stars and more at The BB&T Observatory.  

Thomas More College faculty and students will be available to help the public view the night sky through a telescope.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required, and all ages are welcome. For more information, go to: www.thomasmore.edu/observatory.

-Staff report

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