At 8pm this Friday we will be having two different science videos for your enjoyment and education:
A Visual Guide to the Universe, Ep 17 - The Cosmic Reach of Gamma-Ray Bursts. Search for the origin of the most powerful explosions since the big bang. Known as gamma-ray bursts, these colossal beams of high-energy radiation are among our deepest views into the cosmic past. Also consider the chance that a nearby gamma-ray burst could cause a mass extinction on Earth.
A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:
Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 63 - Wormholes- Gateways to Other Universes? Rotating black holes appear to connect our Universe to others or provide shortcuts-or wormholes-within our Universes. This raises the theoretical possibility of time travel, although several factors seem to rule it out.
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 (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.
Please note: MBO will always be closed on days of Severe, Extreme and Code Red fire ratings, please see the CFA website for up-to-date information.
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