At 8pm this Friday we have two different science videos for our regular members night:
Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Inexplicable Universe, Unsolved Mysteries, Ep 4 - Inexplicable Physics. Among the many topics you'll learn about in this lecture are the discovery of more elements on the periodic table; muon neutrinos; tao particles; and the three regimes of matter; the secrets of string theory (which offers the hope of unifying all the particles and forces of physics); and even the hypothetical experience of travelling through a black hole.
A brief supper, followed by two parallel streams of either:
Alex Filippenko: Understanding the Universe, Ep 89 - Grand Unification & Theories of Everything. A major effort is underway to unify the mutually inconsistent theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics into a 'Theory of Everything'. Successfully explaining dark energy might serve as an observational test for such a theory.
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.
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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