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Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit

Black Hole Photographed! On April 10, space enthusiasts finally got to see what a black hole and its shadow really looks like with the release of the first ever photograph of a supermassive black hole at the center of a massive galaxy (M87) in the Virgo galaxy cluster. Prior to this momentous occasion, the presence of black holes could only be indirectly inferred by their gravitational effects on the surrounding space and matter, and all black hole images in the media were either artist renditions or computer simulations. This breakthrough was accomplished by observing the heart of the M87 galaxy using eight different ground-based radio telescopes in four different continents virtually linked together to form one earth-sized telescope known as the Event Horizon Telescope. The data obtained then was algorithmically integrated to produce the historic image of the bright ring-shaped accretion disk encircling the dark shadow region where the immense gravitational pull of the black hole does not allow any radiation to escape, not even light. Please join the Davis Astronomy Club on Saturday, May 11 starting at 7:30pm at the Explorit Science Center (3141 5th Street, Davis) for the discussion on black holes. Everyone is invited to the free meeting indoors, followed by a star party outdoors (weather permitting). For more information, please contact Vinita Domier at vcdomier@yahoo.com.

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Children's Summer Activity Faire

Join Explorit at the Davis Farmers Market to learn all about fun summer activities for children.

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Duck Days

Join Explorit at California Duck Days!

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An Evening Celebrating Women in STEM

A relaxed evening for students and their families to meet women in STEM careers, such as engineering, global health, veterinary medicine, and forensic science!

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Burrowing Owl Talk

Join us on Saturday, January 26 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for Explorit's Burrowing Owl presentation with a talk from Dr. Janet Foley and fun owl crafts! Great for young kids and families.

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Winter Family Science

Winter family science fun for the whole family.

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Winter Family Science

Winter family science fun for the whole family.

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Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit

The Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit will observe Comet 46P.

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Spooky Science Night

Explorit's immersive, sci-fi mystery returns with an all-new story!

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Spooky Science Night

Explorit's immersive, sci-fi mystery returns with an all-new story!

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Spooky Science Night Scout Preview Night

Boy and girl scouts are invited to an exclusive first experience of this year's all-new mystery.

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Spooky Science Night Scout Preview Night

Boy and girl scouts are invited to an exclusive first experience of this year's all-new mystery.

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New Exhibition Unveiling

Be among the first to experience Explorit's latest museum exhibition: Earth Explorations!

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Nature Bowl

Explorit's Nature Bowl team is back!

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Family Science Night at Explorit

Don't miss this one-night-only event when one of Explorit's flagship traveling programs comes home.

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Perseid Viewing with Explorit and Davis Astronomy Club

Join Explorit and the Davis Astronomy Club to catch the peak of the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower.

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An Evening For Girls Exploring Careers in STEM!

You are invited to An Evening For Girls Exploring Careers in STEM! The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Explorit and Da Vinci Charter Academy will host a relaxed evening for girls and their family and friends to meet women in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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