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.