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Wondering About Blazars? Check Out the First Friday Astronomy Lecture

Boise State Observatory

Blazars are intensely bright sources of radiation nestled deep in the hearts of galaxies billions of light-years from Earth. Typically associated with supermassive black holes at the centers of these galaxies, blazars are among the most energetic phenomena in the universe.

Join the Boise State Physics Department at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, in the Science and Education Building, Room 112, to hear professor Daryl Macomb of the Boise State physics department speak about these exotic objects and how data collected at Boise State’s own Challis Observatory are helping unravel their mysteries.

Daryl Macomb

At 9 p.m. after the presentation, weather permitting, attendees will stargaze on the rooftop of the Science and Education Building at the Boise State Observatory. Note, the observatory is not handicap-accessible, so telescopes also will be set out on the plaza in front of the building.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.