Hello all. Time again for Café Sci 2. Here is the topic link: http://cafescicolorado.org/CafeSci2%20Klebe.htm (topic outline below). We'll be on the 2nd floor of Brooklyn's.
Cafe starts at 6:30 and is usually done around 8:15. We always recommend you arrive by 6 (or earlier) for a good seat. Also, the Café is open seating - any unoccupied chair is fair game.
Parking: should be free (or possibly $1) in Pepsi Center Lot A (aka 'Camry' lot), which is directly across from Brooklyns' front door - just south off Chopper Circle. ***If there happens to be a parking attendant, just tell them you're attending a science presentation at Brooklyn's.***
For those new to the group: this is not an official atheist meetup. Cafe Sci is open to the general public. However, folks from our group usually occupy the long rectangle of tables in the center of the room. If you don't know anyone, just ask if they're from the "meetup" group. Or you can come find me...I'll be on the far side of the room near the PA setup.
Please only RSVP "Yes"...this just gives us an idea of how many folks from our group are coming.
According to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” To be more precise, the universe is around 93 billion light years across and growing every second. And it all started with the big bang…which was neither big, nor was there a bang. It has been suggested that a more appropriate name would be “The Everywhere Stretch”. But why? What happened? And how can we wrap our minds around such a bizarre event that produced something so massive, old, and which is still expanding at an accelerating rate!?
Big Bang cosmology is often presented as a theory that cannot truly be understood by the layperson. The truth of the matter is that what we actually know about our expanding universe is very comprehensible. By using a few simple props I hope to instill a solid understanding of what our universe is all about. And just for fun, I will also touch on the more mind-bending aspects of the Big Bang.