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Tue 7 Feb 2023


Online Attendance Only


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

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Speaker: Darshan Kakkad (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their center, including our Milky Way. Despite being surrounded by a galaxy that is 1,000 times heavier, these black holes are no mere ornament—they help determine how galaxies are going develop over time.

Join Dr. Darshan Kakkad from the Space Telescope Science Institute for an overview of black holes across a phenomenal range of different masses and to explore how supermassive black holes may decide the fate of galaxies.

Recorded live on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.


The STScI Public Lecture Series offers talks on a diverse selection of cosmic topics, typically held the first Tuesday of every month. The 2023 Public Lecture Series is continuing an online-only format. This lecture will be presented with a livestream to YouTube, and questions can be asked in the YouTube chat. As usual, the recording will also be posted on our YouTube channel. We will, as necessary, adjust from the traditional first Tuesday at 8 PM schedule to accommodate our speakers.

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