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Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy to be held Feb. 20

February 10, 2009

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MSU associate professor of physics Neil Cornish will lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Museum of the Rockies' Hager Auditorium. Gravitational wave detectors search for ripples in the fabric of space-time stirred up when stars explode and black holes collide. During the lecture, Cornish will be playing the "sounds" made by black holes colliding, stars exploding and cosmic strings cracking.

The free public lecture is sponsored by the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society and the Montana Space Grant Consortium.

For more information call 994-6891.