Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers


Saturday Matinee

Primordial Black Holes
Saturday 28th November 2020
Start time : 16:00

Speaker : Paul Fellows

Primordial Black Holes

Black Holes from the dawn of time!

Its possible, but by no means certain that the conditions shortly after the big bang should have been such that lots of small black holes should have been created.

Did this happen? If so, are they still wandering around in the darkness of space? Could they be a threat to Earth?

It has even been suggested that the Sun might have one trapped in a distant orbit in the solar system and that it is tricking us into thinking there is a ninth planet?

We will take a look at these possibilities and see what we know and what questions are left to answer.

Our talks are aimed at the beginner level and can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of experience.

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About our speaker:

Paul is chairman of the Cambridge Astronomical Society and a keen amateur astronomer having built his first telescope in 1975, he now operates his own private observatory and takes many astronomical images of both deep sky and solar system objects. He studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge, from which he has an MA in Natural Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Computer Science. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and RAS Fellow to Cunard line as well as a part-time advisor and board member of a number of software and electronics design companies in the Cambridge area.

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