July EAS Virtual Meeting - Thursday, July 15th at 7:00 pm

Amy Baker

Bernie is back!

One of the Eugene Astronomical Society's most popular speakers is back for our July EAS meeting. Bernie Bopp will be teaching us all about neutrinos. But I'll let him tell you about it.
Neutrino Astronomy or
Why Spend Time and Big Bucks Looking for (nearly) Massless Subatomic Particles that Hardly Ever Interact with Ordinary Matter??
Neutrino astronomy is BIG astronomy.  The telescopes are HUGE – cubic kilometers in volume – and require thousands of detectors.  Neutrino telescopes must be located in places where they never see photons from the night sky – all of them are buried kilometers below the surface of the Earth in deep mines or even embedded deep in the Antarctic ice.  Of course this means they are frightfully expensive to build and operate.  And all of this is done to detect dozens of neutrinos, ghostlike subatomic particles that are electrically neutral, with uncertain mass probably no more than a millionth the mass of the electron.  In this talk I’ll try to explain why neutrinos are so interesting and important to our understanding of nuclear reactions in stars, supernovae, and even dark matter and galaxy formation.  As a special bonus, neutrinos will be readily available throughout this entire talk, with no charge, either monetary or electrical!
Because we have so many Willamette Valley area monthly meetings this week, I feel like I should clarify the meeting schedule. All meetings start at 7:00 pm PDT.
Tuesday, July 13 - Heart of the Valley Astronomy (Corvallis)
Wednesday, July 14 - Nightsky45 Astronomy Club (Salem)
Thursday, July 15 - Eugene Astronomical Society (Eugene)

Please message me directly if you have any questions.

 - Amy

Eugene Astronomical Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: July 2021 EAS Virtual Meeting
Time: Jul 15, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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