What we're about

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for checking out Church of the Cosmos!

We are a group of individuals dedicated to understanding the true story of who we are, where we came from, and what it means to be a human in the cosmos. The story of the cosmos is the story of us. It's your story, and you have a right to know it.

This is a Meetup Group for people that want to:

A) learn more about the cosmos and its creations

B) give back to their communities in a meaningful, secular way

C) gather together to show appreciation and gratitude for the many gifts that we receive from the Cosmos

D) express their appreciation for the universe and for life without subscribing to any god mythologies

This story is just beginning. I need you to help me write it.

Please do not hesitate to message me directly if you have any questions/comments about the group. I'm always looking for ways to improve our meetups.

Regards,

Reece

Founder, Church of the Cosmos

Upcoming events (5+)

The Higgs Boson and Beyond - Lectures 9 & 10: Screening + Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! Please join us this Wednesday (5/29) as we continue our 6-week screening + discussion of the lecture series "The Higgs Boson and Beyond." This series has introduced us to the Higgs Boson, the importance of its discovery, and how it fits into the standard model of atomic theory and the universe. We'll be continuing our series this Wednesday with two lectures focused on the Large Hadron Collider and the methods employed to discover the Higgs Boson. A description of lectures #9 & 10 is below: Lecture #9: The Large Hadron Collider (2015, 32 min) "If blacksmithing were like particle physics, the Large Hadron Collider would be the anvil. Seventeen miles around and representing the unprecedented cooperation of scientists worldwide over the course of years, the LHC is a remarkable achievement. Explore its construction, capabilities, and amazing promise for the future of physics." Lecture #10: Capturing the Higgs Boson (2015, 31 min) "Looking for a needle in a haystack? Try looking for a never-before-seen particle in the largest machine ever built. With the LHC complete, the search for the Higgs began in earnest, and particle physics combined with probability to find the missing piece in the Standard Model puzzle. Professor Carroll describes both the exciting hunt and the key players in the amazing discovery." Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of subatomic particles, Higgs Bosons, symmetries, relativity, or mathematics is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely. Now for some administrative details.... The space will be open for beverages and general schmoozing as early as 7:45PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. As usual, BYOB. +1's welcome (& encouraged!). Oh, and this is a pet friendly space. My dog is kind of an asshole, so I keep her at home, but if your pet is chill, feel free to bring 'em along! There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for the venue at Industry Lab. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel cash: donation cup at event You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos Organizer, SomEV Presents City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

The Higgs Boson and Beyond - Lectures 11 & 12: Screening + Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! Please join us this Wednesday (6/5) as we finish our 6-week screening + discussion of the lecture series "The Higgs Boson and Beyond." This series has introduced us to the Higgs Boson, the importance of its discovery, and how it fits into the standard model of atomic theory and the universe. We'll be wrapping up our series this Wednesday with two lectures focused on the impact of the Higgs Boson on the Standard Model of Particle Physics and the possible link between the Higgs and Dark Energy. A description of lectures #11 & 12 is below: Lecture #11: Beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics (2015, 32 min) "Now that the Higgs boson has been found, everything is answered, right? Not quite. Professor Carroll says the properties of the Higgs suggest that something else is at work out there. Moreover, the Higgs boson can be a stepping-stone to our exploration of dark matter, extra dimensions, the asymmetry of matter and antimatter, and a Grand Unified Theory of particle physics." Lecture #12: Frontiers—Higgs in Space (2015, 31 min) "The Standard Model explains the forces and molecules that comprise us and everything with which we interact. But even with the Higgs, we can’t explain the stuff that makes up 95% of the universe: dark matter and dark energy. In his conclusion, Professor Carroll shines a light on dark matter, its relationship with the Higgs, and the wonderful mysteries still ahead." Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of subatomic particles, Higgs Bosons, Dark Energy, relativity, or mathematics is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely. Now for some administrative details.... The space will be open for beverages and general schmoozing as early as 7:45PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. As usual, BYOB. +1's welcome (& encouraged!). Oh, and this is a pet friendly space. My dog is kind of an asshole, so I keep her at home, but if your pet is chill, feel free to bring 'em along! There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for the venue at Industry Lab. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel cash: donation cup at event You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos Organizer, SomEV Presents City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

Church of the Cosmos Wednesday Night Screening + Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! This is the place holder for our regular Wednesday night meetings. I will post the details here for each particular event once I have them. In the mean time, feel free to RSVP and comment to your heart's desire. Now for some administrative details.... The space will be open for beverages and general schmoozing as early as 7:45PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. I will also have official CotC T-shirts for sale for those of you interested - get them while supplies last! As usual, BYOB. +1's welcome (& encouraged!). Oh, and this is a pet friendly space. My dog is kind of an asshole, so I keep her at home, but if your pet is chill, feel free to bring 'em along! There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for the venue at Industry Lab. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel cash: donation cup at event You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos

Church of the Cosmos Wednesday Night Screening + Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! This is the place holder for our regular Wednesday night meetings. I will post the details here for each particular event once I have them. In the mean time, feel free to RSVP and comment to your heart's desire. Now for some administrative details.... The space will be open for beverages and general schmoozing as early as 7:45PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. I will also have official CotC T-shirts for sale for those of you interested - get them while supplies last! As usual, BYOB. +1's welcome (& encouraged!). Oh, and this is a pet friendly space. My dog is kind of an asshole, so I keep her at home, but if your pet is chill, feel free to bring 'em along! There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for the venue at Industry Lab. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel cash: donation cup at event You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos

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