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Cosmic Musings Presentation - Understanding our Big, Messy Existence, by Dr. Paul Sutter
May 20th, 2019 7:30pm
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How is a galaxy billions of light-years away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting tour of a universe far larger than we can imagine, astrophysicist Dr. Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place—and he explores how our experience here on Earth fits into that grand context. Join Friends Of The Observatory for this presentation on cosmology, the size and scale of the universe, the history of our understanding of the universe, and the eventual sad, dark date of our cosmos. Image: In its early, heady days the universe was a violent place. Here, still-forming protogalaxies crash into each other, igniting a round of brilliant star formation, and presumably some spewing of gas. Credit: NASA

 

DR. PAUL SUTTER, an established scientist, has authored over 60 academic papers on topics ranging from the earliest moments of the Big Bang, to the emptiest places in the universe, to novel methods for detecting the first stars. He received his PhD in Physics in 2011 as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow, and prior to his current position he held research fellowships in Paris and Italy. He has given over 100 seminars, colloquia, and conference talks at institutions around the world.

 

Check-in and the Café at the End of the Universe open at 6:00 p.m. The Observatory will be closed to the general public, and the only area/exhibits inside the building open to ticketed guests is in the immediate vicinity of the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. The Stellar Emporium will be closed.

 

FOTO MEMBERS: $10 / NON-MEMBERS: $25
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Reservations are required to access event parking and enter Griffith Observatory. In the case of sold-out shows, ticket sales will close. No refunds are available. All registration closes MAY 20, 4:00 p.m. If your membership has lapsed or you would like to become a FOTO member, renew or join easily on-line at www.FOTO.org. For event or membership questions, please send an email to FOTOFriend@FOTO.org or call 213.473.0879.

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