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Friday, November 16 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Black Holes Explained!

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What they are, what they are NOT, why it's A Bad Idea to confuse a black hole with a wormhole, and how to use them in scientifically accurate ways in your writing.

Speakers
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John Ashmead

John Ashmead has a BA in physics from Harvard, summa cum laude, and a masters in physics from Princeton. For several years he was an assistant editor for Asimov's SF Magazine. Since then he has worked as a software and database developer, working in the medical, legal, advertising... Read More →
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Bob Hranek

I play Wargames (EPGS.org), EVEonline.com, run & drink with Hash House Harriers groups, and as a PT (Professional Thigmophiliast), I give excellent back rubs! I also have an understanding wife (she lets me come to conventions!) and 2 great grown kids. 6 years of computer programming... Read More →
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Valerie J. Mikles

Valerie loves dancing, writing, astronomy, sci-fi, and grapes. Her motto in life is “I can be everything I want, just not all at the same time.” | | Although she has yet to get paid to eat grapes, she was delighted to learn that people would pay her to study black holes, and... Read More →
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Peter Prellwitz

Peter Prellwitz has been writing stories, plays and skits since the fifth grade. As a child and young adult, Peter saw limited publication of one play and two series of children’s puppet skits. Just enough to hook him for life. | | Presently, Peter has a total of nine novels published... Read More →
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Jay Wile

Dr. Jay L. Wile holds an earned Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from the same institution. He has taught at both the university and high school levels and has won several awards for excellence in teaching. He has also published more... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza III Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002