Meet-Up (09/21) – “The Dark Energy Survey”

The Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics is having a meet-up on Saturday, September 21st from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Colonial Lanes/Cubs A.C. restaurant. We’ll be in the back room located down the short hallway past the bar.

Our special guest will be Dr. David Gerdes, cosmologist and physics professor at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Gerdes will talk about the expansion of the universe, the nature of dark energy, and the Dark Energy Survey, a project that will allow researchers to look into the distant past when the universe was just beginning.  The hope is, in Gerdes’s words, “to watch dark energy turn on….”

The first part of the event will be for general socializing and ordering refreshments. After which, there will be some announcements, and then we will start the conversation at approximately 4:30.

There is no fee for admission but donations to cover the guest speakers' meal and beverages, as well as group expenses, are welcome.

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  • Chris

    The link to download/listen to the conversation from Saturday's meet-up is now posted on our website. http://annarborscienceskeptic.com/2013/podcast-2/download-now-dark-energy-and-the-dark-energy-survey/

    September 22, 2013

    • Chris

      The recording is continuous from it's starting point here. The first part of the recording was a corrupted file that I could not correct.

      September 23, 2013

    • Steve R.

      This is fantastic, Chris. Thanks for doing the technical work. I was able to get my own pictures from the internet based on what was being discussed.

      September 23, 2013

  • Lori P.

    Chris thank you so much for setting up David to present. He was an exceptional presenter....educating, patient, soulful and clearly passionate about his work. Just what I always hoped to get out of the meetings. Will rsvp next time....shame on me!!! Regards to all Lori

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Kevin P.

    It is called Nostalgia for the Night. You can find it streaming on Amazon or you can get the disc from Netflix. Great time tonight!

    September 21, 2013

  • Lee R.

    I missed taking the note of movie to look for that was mentioned

    September 21, 2013

  • Carrie-Anne

    Meeting ran late. Won't make it.

    September 21, 2013

  • Matthew

    I was just going to sign up. The rsvp's closed 15 minutes ago. Can I still come or is it a matter of available space?

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Chris

      You can come! We've got some seats available.

      September 21, 2013

  • gloria

    glad to be apart of your group.............such a learning experience

    September 19, 2013

  • Carrie-Anne

    Hoping to make it!

    September 18, 2013

  • Janice L.

    There's a summary and video discussing the Dark Energy Survey and featuring our guest on Michigan Today: http://michigantoday.umich.edu/story.php?id=8704

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Chris

    If anyone can not attend the meet-up, but the topic is of interest, then check out our website at annarborscienceskeptic.com within a day or two after the meet-up for the audio recording of the conversation. And if you have any questions/comments that you would like me to pass on to the guest during the meet-up, leave it here or email me at [masked].

    September 16, 2013

    • Steve R.

      thanks a lot Chris! I will see if I can come up with any good questions.

      September 16, 2013

  • James S.

    It actually a maybe...sounds interesting, but I have an early season deer hunt and I'd like to do my part to decrease deer/car accidents (by reducing the number of deer)....

    September 16, 2013

  • Steve R.

    I would love to attend this one, but I'm on a business trip in Utah that involves artificial intelligence, autonomous car-crushing robots, lasers, and stockpiles of explosives. I like Cubs AC, they have Bell's two-hearted ale on draft. At least they did in July when I left.

    September 16, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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