We now know what the announcement will be about due to this updated press release:
"The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) will host a press conference at 12:00 noon EDT (16:00 UTC) today to present the first results from the BICEP2 experiment, which measures B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background. This finding has major implications for our understanding of the first moments of the universe".
I'll be watching the conference and update you as soon as possible. I do think this is going to be a MAJOR announcement.
Sky Guy in Shut Down Due to MAJOR SNOW VA
Check this out:
CFA HOSTS MARCH 17 PRESS CONFERENCE
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) will host a press conference at 12:00 noon EDT (16:00 UTC) on Monday, March 17th, to announce a major discovery.
Video of the press conference will be streamed live beginning at 11:55 a.m. EDT from the link at http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/
Reporters watching remotely can ask questions of the participants by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail should include the reporter’s name and affiliation.
The press conference will take place at Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Mass. Reporters who want to attend in person should contact Christine Pulliam at email@example.com or +1 617-495-7463. If you will need a parking pass, please include your license plate number.
The related press release will be available here:
I have no idea what this will be about. But for CfA to use the words "major discovery" is pretty bold. Those in the astronomical community as well as journalists will be expecting just that - a major discovery announcement.
Stay tuned and tune in tomorrow…..I will be.
Sky Guy in VA