Third Thursday Star Talks: Tests of Special and General Relativity in the Solar System and Beyond
Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Prescott Public Library
215 E. Goodwin Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
Dr. Quentin Bailey, Associate Professor of Physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, discusses how physicists and astronomers have increased the precision of their measurements and observations for tests of fundamental physics in the solar system and beyond. Research for hypothetical, tiny deviations from the laws of Special and General Relativity will be reviewed. Bailey will also discuss modern precision tests such as lunar laser ranging, solar system ephemeris, pulsar observations and what we can learn from the first gravitational wave observations. For more information on the Astronomy Club, contact Pat Birck at 778-6324.