Sunday April 13, 2003, 7:00 p.m., Houge Park meeting hall.
Due to scheduling conflicts our April speaker, Dr. Fulvio Melia, asked if the date could be moved to Sunday April 13, 2003. It has been decided to have a special meeting on Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 pm. There will be no meeting on the 12th.
The SJAA Auction is on Sunday and following the Auction we are hoping to have a "Dinner with the Speaker" around 5:00 (this has yet to be confirmed — check the hotline for updates) followed by the talk at 7:00.
Dr. Melia's talk and his latest book is entitled The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy.
Could Einstein have possibly anticipated directly testing the most captivating prediction of general relativity, that there exist isolated pockets of spacetime shielded completely from our own? Now, almost a century after that theory emerged, just such an entity, with a mass of about three million suns, has been found lurking at the center of our galaxy. Excitement is mounting in the astronomical community with the growing realization that we are now on the verge of actually seeing this exotic object within the next few years.
You can find out more about Dr. Melia and his book at: http://newton.physics.arizona.edu/~melia/
Be sure to note the special date and time and join us!
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