I know there are a lot of people interested in the night sky while out tripping.
Einstein's Shadow - this book is about the effort to photograph the expected black hole at the center of galaxy. To the uninitiated, this might seem odd: 1) that there is a black hole at the center 2) if it's a black hole, how can you photograph it, I thought black holes were black? 3) what's the big deal, why can't we see it (hint: all that milk) 4) what's a black hole anyway? ( I've seen all the Star Wars & Star Trek movies, what more would I need to know?) 5) what, how, and why use a radio telescope? What is there to hear? yada yada.... The Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide network of radio telescopes created to study black holes, and in particular the one at the center of our galaxy was written by a lay person with access to the people and the telescopes they use, consequently the book is written in lay language all can understand. It will answer these questions and more.
let science, not politics decide, ... but whose science?
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