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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

THURSDAY: Scientists to provide update on the search for gravitational waves

100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation gathers scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to update the scientific community on efforts to detect them.

(Washington, DC) -- Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation as it brings together the scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves - or ripples in the fabric of spacetime - using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Albert Einstein's prediction of the existence of gravitational waves. With interest in this topic piqued by the centennial, the group will discuss their ongoing efforts to observe gravitational waves.

LIGO, a system of two identical detectors carefully constructed to detect incredibly tiny vibrations from passing gravitational waves, was conceived and built by MIT and Caltech researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation, with significant contributions from other U.S. and international partners. The twin detectors are located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. Research and analysis of data from the detectors is carried out by a global group of scientists, including the LSC, which includes the GEO600 Collaboration, and the VIRGO Collaboration. - See more at: LIGO Scientific Collaboration - Media Advisory for Feb 11, 2016
 
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Thank you, mod gods for moving and giving it a cool title! :)
 

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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.

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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.

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That's awesome! Congrats! We're definitely living in exciting times! :)
 

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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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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

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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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.

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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".

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

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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.

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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".

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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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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Update, it's my girlfriend's professor who was on the team. Pretty neat

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