At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night:
Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Inexplicable Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, Ep 5 - Inexplicable Space. Scientists have made astounding progress in their grasp of the universe. But what remains to be understood? Investigate some perplexing aspects of space that science has uncovered in the last half-century. Learn about the mysterious trajectory of the Pioneer spacecraft (known as the "Pioneer anomaly"). Explore two of the longest-standing problems in astrophysics: dark matter and dark energy. And even try to map the shape of space-time.
A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:
Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 90 - Searching for Hidden Dimensions. The leading contenders for a theory of everything are 'string theories' which postulate that fundamental particles act like tiny, vibrating strings of energy. This approach requires at least 10 dimensions, most of which are curled up on miniscule size scales.
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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