At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night:
Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Inexplicable Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, Ep 3 - Inexplicable Life. Join Professor Tyson on a fascinating investigation of the possible origins of life in the universe. Why was Jupiter believed to be a good environment for life in the 17th century? Why is there only one single "tree of life" on Earth instead of multiple ones? How do extremophiles help scientists study life's genesis? Could life have come to Earth from another planet? And what do we mean when we hope to find examples of life that is "intelligent"?
A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:
Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 89 - Dark Energy - Quintessence. This lecture looks at problems with the quantum fluctuations explanation for dark energy. One alternative is called 'quintessence?', a class of models that postulate repulsive energy that may be associated with unified forces or fields.
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.
Please consider the neighbours and drive in and out quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.
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