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First Friday Astronomy Event: Galaxy Clusters: Nature’s Cosmic Telescopes

August 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm MDT

Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the universe. Their gravitational fields, enhanced by abundant dark matter, are so strong that astronomers use them as lenses to study other galaxies so old and distant we can’t see them even with the best telescopes.

Join Boise State Physics on First Friday to hear about these cosmic monsters from Dr. Rachel Paterno-Mahler of the WM Keck Science Center in Claremont, California.

Stargazing at Boise State’s on-campus observatory will follow the lecture.

The event is free and open to the public.