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Dr. Hasinger of IFA Presenting at `Imiloa Astronomy Center

Posted July 16, 2017, 09:05 AM HST
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Image courtesy of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s next Maunakea Skies talk will feature Dr. Günther Hasinger, Director of the Institute for Astronomy on Friday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Hasinger will share highlights from his book, “Astronomy’s Limitless Journey” which takes readers on a time-travel journey spanning the beginning of the universe at the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago, to the imagined future of its demise.

Due to larger telescopes, advancing technology and sophisticated algorithms, astrophysics and cosmology are going through a “golden age,” transforming our understanding of time and space. Dr. Hasinger will describe this evolution and the methods that astrophysicists are using to construct our theoretical understanding of the cosmos.

Dr. Hasinger’s talk will be followed by a question and answer segment, as well as a book signing in ‘Imlioa’s atrium. His book, “Astronomy’s Limitless Journey,” will be available for purchase on the evening of the talk, and is currently available for purchase at the ‘Imiloa store.

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Dr. Hasinger is a leading researcher in X-ray astronomy and the study of black holes. He received both his physics degree and his doctorate in Astronomy from the Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany. He served as the Director of the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam from 1994 to 2001. In 2001, he was appointed as the Director of the High-Energy-Group at Max Planck Society, one of the world’s premier research organizations. He has been the Director at the University of Hawai‘i’s Institute for Astronomy since 2008.

Maunakea Skies presentations are held on the third Friday of every month at ‘Imiloa. General admission is $10; $8 for members. Pre-purchase tickets at ‘Imiloa’s front desk or by phone at (808) 932-8901.

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