Special to The Record
News of some gravity came from The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec’s (CRAQ) annual meeting last Thursday; the first-ever images of our galaxy’s black hole!
The CRAQ brings together dozens of researchers plus their students from institutions all over Quebec, including Bishop’s University and Cégep de Sherbrooke.
The centre’s goal is to promote astrophysical research at every level, the allocate funding, and spread knowledge to the public on the subject.
This year’s meeting was put on by Bishop’s University at the Hôtel Estrimont, led by organizer Lorne Nelson, from Bishop’s Department of Physics & Astronomy.
He mentioned how Thursday’s meeting had the grand reveal of the black hole imagery live-streamed to the 109 registered attendees, some of whom played a part in capturing the second-ever picture of a black hole.
Present at the meeting was Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, a Canada Research Chairholder in Observational Astrophysics of Black Holes, who was kind enough to explain what exactly this meant.
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