Science Talk with LIGO

CANCELED – This event has been canceled due to a change in the presenter’s schedule.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to offer the talk next year.

Port Angeles Main Library
Monday, April 15, 6-7pm

Learn about Einstein’s gravity, general relativity, warped space-time, gravitational waves, and the use of interferometers in their detection.

In 2015, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) made the first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves—ripples in space-time produced by the distant collision of two black holes 1.6 billion years ago. Since that first detection LIGO/Virgo has announced 89 additional events, including the groundbreaking detection of a binary neutron star merger in 2017.

Join NOLS to learn how LIGO detects gravitational waves, the latest results from LIGO and Virgo’s third observing run, and what’s next for gravitational wave science!

About the Presenter
Cassidy Eassa, a Science Educator at the LIGO Hanford Observatory, received a BA in Astronomy from Cornell University before moving to Washington to work at LIGO, where she has been for the past 4 years.

Cassidy Eassa