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Future in Space Hangout re Lynx Space Telescope, Aug 17, 2017, virtual

, 3:00 pm ET (participate via YouTube or Facebook)

The American Astronautical Society and the American Astronomical Society will hold their next Future in Space Hangout on August 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm ET.  The topic is “the Lynx Space Telescope: Our Next Flagship to Probe the X-Ray Universe.”   Joining hosts Tony  Darnell and Harley Thronson will be:

  • Alexey Vikhlinin, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Feryal Ozel, University of Arizona

One can participate by YouTube or Facebook.

More information is in the emailed announcement, which is reproduced below:


The Lynx Space Telescope:
Our Next Flagship to Probe the X-ray Universe
Thursday August 17 at 3:00 PM EDT
NASA has begun a series of studies of four concepts that will in a few years’ time produce candidate designs for a major space observatory to begin construction later next decade. One of these has been dubbed Lynx, an x-ray “flagship” mission will probe some of the most explosive and high-energy objects in our Universe, and will provide insight into the seeds of Black Holes, the formation and evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies and even of the stars themselves.


Please join our regular hosts Tony Darnell and Harley Thronson, as they discuss with Dr. Alexey Vikhlinin from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Feryal Ozel from the University of Arizona the science that will be revealed by a telescope investigating the x-ray universe.


This is an informal, relaxed chat, so we hope that you can join us live and ask questions or leave comments for our guests.
Two ways to participate:


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August 17, 2017