Black Hole Bash
Black Hole Bash is a two-day extravaganza to celebrate the extreme gravity of black holes and how we investigate their intriguing nature. The event will run from 5-9 p.m. both days (October 3-4) with a hands-on exhibit, discussions with black hole experts, a special planetarium show, and stargazing (weather permitting). The party atmosphere will be complete with a cookout and music. General admission is $3.
The exhibit, Astronomy's New Messenger: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves, will give guests the opportunity to learn about black holes and the exciting work that is being done by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). This traveling exhibit was developed with National Science Foundation funding.
Aside from the exhibit, guests will be able to listen to in-depth discussions with black hole experts from the Physics Department at UWM. The UWM Planetarium's special show will explain the gravitational waves that were predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and how we are using them to better understand the nature of black holes. Guests will be able to enjoy various foods and beverages available for purchase.
Takes place on October 3 and October 4.