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Science Sundays at the Lab w/ Bruce Weaver: "How Do Astronomers Know That?"

Monday, November 19, 2018, 3:00 AM

It's "Science Sundays at the Lab!" where once a month, a local scientist presents on his or her favorite research topic (beer in hand not mandatory*) Tonight's speaker: Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy's Bruce Weaver, who will ask, "How Do Astronomers Know That?" (More on that in a second.) Other series speakers include: Sept 9 - CSUMB's Daniel Fernandez asks, "What the Heck is Entropy?" Oct 14 - UCSC's J. Xavier Prochaska discusses "Gravitational Waves: The Next Big Thing in Astrophysics." Dec. 9 - CSUMB Professor and Visual Artist EnidBaxter Ryce investigates "Atmospheric Rivers: How Did We Forget About Them?" And fear not -- these talks are geared towards students, adults, and even those of us who were English majors! No cover (though donations accepted). Beer and wine available for purchase. Now about Bruce's talk! Bruce will ask, "How do astronomers know that?" Specifically pertaining to things like... - The age and size of the Universe?- The distance to the specks of light we call stars?- The exact chemical composition of stars or galaxies so far away it takes millions of years for the l-light to reach us?- The existence of invisible things like Black Holes, Dark Matter, or Dark Energy?It will be a look under the covers of how Astronomers make these seemingly impossible discoveries in simple, everyday steps...Dr. Wm. Bruce Weaver is the Director of the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, an independent professional observatory that has been probing the mysteries of the Universe for nearly a half-century. See you at the Lab on Nov. 18 at 7 pm! The Lab is located at 3728 The Barnyard, Suite G23 in Carmel, above Carmel Valley Roasters. Questions? Email us at info@thelabarts.com! * We stole the idea for Science Sundays at the Lab from Science on Tap.

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