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Friday 17th August 2018 - Two Astronomy Video Lectures

At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night:

Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Inexplicable Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, Ep 2 - The Spooky Universe. Did you know that electrons, discovered in 1897, have never actually been observed by scientists? Or that Quarks can only be studied in pairs? Or that as you travel faster and find yourself in a higher gravity, time ticks more slowly for you?  Delve into these and other mind-warping facts and insights about the fundamentals of matter in a lecture that covers everything from particle physics to quantum tunnelling to thermonuclear fusion.

A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:

Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 88 - Dark Energy - Quantum Fluctuations.  According to one idea, repulsive dark energy having a negative pressure might be the result of a non-perfect cancellation of 'quantum fluctuations' in space, virtual particles created literally out of nothing, as predicted by quantum physics..

Supper, discussions in cabin, observing.   Or:

Visual observing through the telescopes (weather permitting).

If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along.

Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM sharp (doors open 7:30PM). Guests are always welcome.

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