"Beyond the Pale Blue Dot" sponsored by the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society

The Pontchartrain Astronomy Society presents Isaac Meisenheimer's "Beyond the Pale Blue Dot: A Retrospective on the Limitless Capacity of the Human Mind for Exploration and Wonder."

Meisenheimer is a physics student at UNO and has worked extensively in the film industry.

 

Looks like a great program for our group!

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  • Will

    Just one correction: Our galaxy is estimated to have somewhere between 100 and 400 billion stars.

    March 23, 2013

  • Charlotte

    We had a very enjoyable time.....NOSHA brought about 15-16 people to support Isaac and it was fun to be part of the astronomy group's meeting.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Robert, you could be a writer. Thanks for your excellent summary. Well said!

    March 23, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Isaac did a good job of presenting the history and evolution of how humanity has understood the world and the universe and our place in it. Moving from the unknown where we believed in superstition and gods to explain this strange and scary world. We have advanced in our understanding of the reality of the universe thanks to Philosophy and Science exploring and examining the questions of the unknown. We now know we inhabit a small pale blue dot in an average solar system out in the suburbs of the Milky Way Galaxy. Our galaxy has @ 100,000 stars, most having planets. Then we have hundreds of thousands of galaxies we have detected in a universe so massive it boggles our mind. We should be excited about the possibilities that await us when we become a serious space-faring species returning to the stars from whence we came. It's time to leave the Cradle of Earth and expand across the solar system and then out among the stars. So thought provoking ideas presented by Isaac.

    March 23, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Looking forward to an evening exploring our place in the Cosmos!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been wanting to attend your group. I belong to the astronomy group so now I will finally be able to meet you folks. My kids and I have been Atheist for many years and what do you know my kids are good moral thoughtful people.

    March 17, 2013

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