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(04/19) Observing the Universe: Telescopes

The Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics is having a meet-up on Saturday, April 19 from 4:00 to 6:30pm at Cubs AC. We’ll be in the back room located down the short hallway past the bar.

Our special guest will be Dr. Mario Matteo, professor of Astronomy at the University of Michigan.  We will be discussing his research into studying the universe through telescopes and other survey instrumentation.  Dr. Matteo is one of the leading developers of some of the most sophisticated instruments of observation in the world.  And very recently, some of his work challenges the current models of dark matter as an explanatory reason of the distribution of mass in nearby galaxies.

This should be an exciting topic of conversation, so I urge you to RSVP early.  And if you do RSVP, and learn that you will be unable to attend, please update your RSVP.  There will be a limit of 35 people.

The first part of the event will be for general socializing and ordering of food and beverages. After which, there will be some announcements, and then we will start the conversation at approximately 4:30.

There is no cost to attend but donations to cover the guest speaker's meal and beverages, as well as general group expenses (including our upcoming Scientists Fair event), are appreciated. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    First time for us attending a meetup event. Had a great time. Great talk. Clint wishes he had asked some questions about detection of solar weather but you know how it goes when you are driving away and suddenly you are like.....oh, I have a question.... :(

    April 19, 2014

  • Anne K.

    37 - seems like a full house. Is there space available?

    April 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We have reached our capacity (slightly over actually), but we may find that some space opens up later in the week.

      April 16, 2014

  • Chris R.

    I like cosmology, geology, mathematical proofs, solid state physics, electron physics, the Periodic Table, and Bell's 2 hearted ale which I understand Cub's AC has on tap. I hope, Chris Lindsay hasn't drank it all up yet.

    April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I should have the Oberon all drank up by Saturday.

      2 · April 15, 2014

  • Allen S.

    Very sorry to miss it but between diving in the morning and Easter the next day, will be too busy.

    April 8, 2014

  • Caryn ;.

    I can't, I'm helping to cook prep for Easter dinner the next day...

    April 8, 2014

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