Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal at the Vogue

Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, will be giving a public talk entitled "A Cosmic Perspective for the 21st Century" at the Vogue Theatre on Monday 15th October.

This is a ticketed event - but the tickets are free!

Details at http://voguetheatre.com/detail.php?id=338

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  • Jay M.

    Good intellectual entertainment & fun

    October 17, 2012

  • Wanda La C.

    Large planets create a larger pull so they are easier to detect. This creates a selection bias. All the planets are outside of the Roche limit (i.e. outside the tidal forces that would rip the planet apart). The moon could be a lot closer the earth and not be ripped apart. In fact, it was a lot closer to the earth when it formed. The moon moves farther away from the earth every year because friction from the ocean tides.

    October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      very interesting, will check the book

      October 17, 2012

  • Gabor S.

    I too enjoyed Martin Rees's talk - it's a real privilege to hear the thoughts of such a great mind, and on so many different topics. I was going to ask a question, but didn't in the end - I wonder if anyone here has thoughts about it? I am very interested in the search for extrasolar planets, of which we have found almost 850 by now. Many of these newly-found planets are Jupiter-size (or bigger) going around their star in very close orbits. Many in a couple of days: that's faster than the Moon around the Earth! Considering how far the large planets are from the Sun in our system, isn't this a rather curious finding? What about tidal effects? I've read that the Moon would disintegrate if it got much closer to the Earth - why has this not happened to these near-star enormities?

    October 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      very interesting question, I would recommend to put it forward to Bob McDonald of CBC1 88,1FM "Quirks & Quarks" every Saturday from 12 to 1 pm, or I would mail the question to Mr. Rees

      October 16, 2012

  • David E.

    Excellent. Full disclosure: I am a long term admirer.

    October 16, 2012

  • Justin N. L.

    Nice to meet a master of cosmology and astronomy.

    October 16, 2012

  • Bessie

    Thiw was an excellent opportunity to hear a very compelling speaker!

    October 16, 2012

  • Bessie

    I have an extra ticket:-

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks Bessie for the offer, as I might have text you last night?, everything worked out and there were plenty of tickets and many empty seats on the balcony, hope you enjoyed the presentation and Bob. Be astronomer wannabe and nature lover forever, just like myself?

      October 16, 2012

  • Gabor S.

    He was superb. An intelligent, articulate man who provided a rare insight into where the universe and mankin dare headed. 5 stars.

    October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think you could subtitle the talk: "Read my book!" Sir Martin is VERY GOOD at what he does! He is very learned, knows his stuff, and presents it very well. So, it was a very interesting evening. (I guess I must be an old dinosaur. I don't believe in multi-verses. It's all pure spec. Where's your proof? Personally, I'm a one unvierse type of guy. How about you?) P.S. As for life in the universe, to date we have not found ANYTHING ! in our own Solar System other than what is here on planet Earth! Think about it!

    October 16, 2012

  • Vesna

    I HAVE an EXTRA TICKET for tonight's show. If you are interested call me at[masked]

    October 15, 2012

    • Vesna

      The ticket is gone.

      October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      what do you mean is gone, you lost it?, oh you unfortunate soul, oh well there have to be someone who has one

      October 15, 2012

  • Justin N. L.

    Please visit Vancouver Astronomy Meetup Group page:

    http://www.meetup.com/astronomy-131/events/82169722/

    Under the Title of Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal at the Vogue,
    there is a link "Print ticket". Click the link and print the ticket from your computer. It's free.

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      if there are any to print, tickets are not the money, you have only as many as the seats in there, anyways, who is plying at the soldout show?

      October 15, 2012

  • sharlie

    I'm confused.. if it's a free event why do you need to print off a ticket? I don't have access to a printer, can I just show up and be allowed to go, if its free... :S any clarification?

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      well, I just tried to print the ticket, you cannot get a single tic, u have to have two and then u will end up with an extra tic, but there are no tic/s available anymore, so I am going and hopefully someone has an extra one

      October 15, 2012

  • Justin N. L.

    Urgent !!!

    Sorry, I misunderstood where to get the ticket.
    You should visit Vogue Theatre and get a free ticket at their website:

    http://voguetheatre.com/detail.php?id=338

    As the event host posted on the page:

    This is a ticketed event - but the tickets are free!

    Details at http://voguetheatre.com/detail.php?id=338

    October 15, 2012

  • Jim R.

    Hey guys, am new to this group. As it goes I have a spare ticket to the lecture tonight- let me know if anyone wants it.

    October 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think there would be any of us going to the lecture without the ticket, I am one of the them, a hoper for there would be some tickets left, or we scrub the floor, ya, I'll take it if you still have it

      October 15, 2012

  • James

    I am looking forward to the event. How do we acquire tickets ?

    October 10, 2012

    • Harvey D.

      Click the link in the event description

      October 11, 2012

  • Harvey D.

    Sorry about the map mixup; I picked one of meetup's suggestions without looking at it too carefully.

    October 3, 2012

  • Wanda La C.

    The address says Granville Ave which is in Richmond. Granville St is in Vancouver. The map and address for this event is wrong.

    October 1, 2012

  • Angela S

    Downtown on Granville St.

    October 1, 2012

  • Wanda La C.

    The map for this event says the the Vogue is in Richmond. I'm guessing this event is actually at the Vogue downtown.

    October 1, 2012

  • Harvey D.

    This event is not sponsored by RASC Vancouver, but I thought the group would be interested.

    September 12, 2012

  • Harvey D.

    I've got my tickets!

    September 12, 2012

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