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Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with Astronomy Professor F. Peter Schloerb

Event Details

Thursday, March 23, 2023

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Old Chapel

144 Hicks Way

Amherst, MA 01003


Event Website

Office of External Relations & University Events

(413) 577-1101

This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

F. Peter Schloerb

Professor in the Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences

UMass and the Large Millimeter Telescope March 23, 2023 4:00 PM Lecture and Q&A

Reception to follow. 

In 2019, the first image ever made of a black hole triggered international excitement. The stunning image brought enormous attention to the University of Massachusetts, which played a key part in the global collaboration that captured the image.

The image of the black hole was made possible by UMass Amherst’s leadership in the construction and operation of the 50-meter-diameter Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), located atop a mountain in Mexico. One of the university’s most ambitious scientific projects, the LMT was built jointly by the country of Mexico and UMass Amherst.

Find all the Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 Lectures on the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series website