W170817 – THE FIRST OBSERVATION OF GRAVITATIONAL-WAVES FROM A BINARY NEUTRON STAR INSPIRAL

On October 16, 2017, the the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, and its partners announced the first observation of gravitational-waves from a pair of inspiraling neutron stars. Electromagnetic emission from the resulting collision was also observed in multiple wavelength bands. This occured on August 17, 2017 and represents the first time a cosmic event was […]

A Joint Press Conference by LIGO and Virgo

  News Release • September 27, 2017 At a joint press conference earlier today, LIGO and Virgo announced their first joint observation of a binary black hole merger. First broadcast live, you can watch the recording below:

Update to the Society Meeting Friday 01 Sep 2017

Hi all, I have been informed by the Council that the 01 September meeting will be in the education room at the Museum.  The Education room is just beside the main reception desk, some of us will remember using it in the past. We will enter in the normal way through the side door and if […]