This is the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver monthly meeting and is shared with the general public at no charge.
Families with young kids and newcomers to astronomy: Don't forget our "What's Up?" segment which starts at 7:00PM! There will be a drawing for a free telescope door prize for grade-school ages kids in attendance at the What's Up?, courtesy of our sponsor, Canadian Telescopes!
This month speaker is Dr. Jim Zibin, a Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, speaking on:
Dark energy or something even crazier?
Recently, astronomers have come to the conclusion that the Universe is expanding faster and faster, driven by a bizarre form of matter dubbed "dark energy". This discovery was such a surprise that many have tried to find alternative ways of explaining the data. I'll discuss one such idea, which puts us literally at the centre of the Universe, and I'll explain why it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. To understand dark energy, we may have to resort to the Multiverse...
We meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, downstairs in the auditorium of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
Astro-juice, astro-coffee, and astro-cookies will be served at the Southam Observatory after the meeting.
We hope to see you there!