Aug 16 2020 Zoom Assembly


Journey to a Black Hole

Escape our current reality with a trip inside a black hole. Astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt will take us on a tour of the most mysterious objects the universe has to offer: black holes. How do we know black holes exist? What would happen if you fell into one? Could a black hole swallow the Earth? Tune in to find out where science fiction meets reality.

Sabrina is a professor at Occidental College where she teaches fun courses like quantum mechanics and advanced electricity and magnetism and researches the physics of galaxy-galaxy collisions which includes the formation of black holes.

The Zoom "doors" will open at 10:30, so folks can chat in breakout rooms with others before the assembly starts at 11. We will also use 15-minute breakout rooms after the assembly until at least 1 PM, so please feel free to stay and chat in small groups!

The Zoom link and some pointers are below. You won't need to RSVP with Zoom first, just use this link!

Meeting ID: 893 3481 0499
Password: 150117

If you are new to Zoom, please watch this handy video about how to join a meeting:

Quick suggestions for Zoom:

Use your headphones instead of the computer's/phone's speakers; it'll make hearing you easier when we break out into little chat groups.

If possible, please enable your video feed so we can see you! The speakers will then be able to see your beautiful faces and reactions, and it'll feel more like we are in person. If you have to walk away from or move your camera, please disable it until you get back. And yes, of course we want to see your cats.

You'll be muted right when you get to the meeting, but worry not, there will be smaller groups during and after the assembly that you can use to talk to your fellow Earthlings.

In the corner of the box with your face in it, you can choose to hide yourself from your view, so you won't find looking at yourself so distracting. Also, it'll make more space on your screen to see others.

You may (but don't have to) RSVP on Meetup.

We can't wait to see you all!

August 16, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:15pm
Anyplace your heart desires!
San Diego, CA
United States
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