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  1. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    While not related to astrophotography, but physics/astronomy in general, LIGO is presenting today at 10:30AM EST regarding an update on gravitational waves!

    Space.com is going to stream it live:
    WATCH LIVE @ 10:30 a.m. ET TODAY: Gravitational Wave Announcement

    LIGO Media Advisory:
    LIGO Scientific Collaboration - Media Advisory for Feb 11, 2016




     
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  2. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Thank you, mod gods for moving and giving it a cool title! :)
     
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Proud Dad here: My son did some of the engineering work on the Hanford site Laser -- specifically he worked on the noise filter I believe.

    Joe
     
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  4. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    That's awesome! Congrats! We're definitely living in exciting times! :)
     
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    pip_dog No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    One of the astrophysicists on the team is from my university, the whole astronomy department showed the presentation in their classes from undergrad to doctorate levels haha!

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    You must've done a good job parenting because it's a thin line between "good laser scientist" and "evil laser scientist".
     
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I still worry about that. Experimental laser work puts you on a DARPA list.

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    He hasn't mentioned anything about hollowed out volcanoes or underwater lairs has he?
     
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    I didn't have a damn thing to do with this proof of Einsteins theory,

    But I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
     
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    Update, it's my girlfriend's professor who was on the team. Pretty neat

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