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Public Observing and Lecture: “Chasing the GHOST Particle: The Ice-Cube”

November 14, 2016 @ 7:10 pm - 9:00 pm


The Dept. of Physics & Astronomy is holding a public talk and public observing night at Gallalee Hall.

7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Public Talk on “Chasing the GHOST Particle: The Ice-Cube” by Prof. Dawn Williams (in GL 227)

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Public Observing on roof of Gallalee Hall

The public talk will be presented by our own Prof. Dawn Williams. Her group works with the IceCube experiment, the largest neutrino detector on Earth located at the geographic South Pole, deep in the Antarctic icecap. Icecube was built to detect astrophysical neutrinos from objects such as active supermassive black holes and gamma-ray bursts, which are believed to be the source of the highest energy cosmic rays.

The talk will be followed by a public observing session using the dept.’s 16″ reflecting telescope located on the roof of Gallalee Hall. Assuming clear weather we will observe the ‘supermoon’ and other night sky objects (stellar clusters, binary stars).

Parking Information: Parking on UA campus (on non-game day weekends) is free after 6:00p.m. for students and the general public. There is a parking lot behind the Physics building (Northwest corner of the intersection at Hackberry Ln and University Blvd).  There is also a parking lot on University Blvd east of Hackberry Ln. Please refer to http://bamaparking.ua.edu/ for maps of parking lots available on campus and complete details on parking  regulations.


November 14, 2016
7:10 pm - 9:00 pm


Gallalee Hall GL 227
United States


Karen Lynn