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New Meetup: The Day We Found the Universe

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Jim B
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Watertown, MA
Announcing a new Meetup for Inquisitive Minds!

What: The Day We Found the Universe

When: May 21, 2009 6:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics holds a monthly Thursday night lecture. This months lecture:

"The Day We Found the Universe," Marcia Bartusiak On January 1, 1925, thirty-five-year-old Edwin Hubble announced findings that ultimately established that our universe was a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed, filled with myriad galaxies like our own. It was a realization that reshaped how humans understood their place in the cosmos. Six years later, continuing research by Hubble and others forced Albert Einstein to renounce his own cosmic model and finally accept the astonishing fact that the universe was not immobile but instead expanding. The story of these interwoven discoveries includes battles of will, clever insights, and wrong turns. Author Marcia Bartusiak will present the watershed moment in our cosmic history, which arose from an exceptional combination of human curiosity, intelligence, and enterprise.

Harvard Observatory web site

The doors for the lecture open a 7pm, but due to limited seating, it is a good idea to get there by 6:30pm
Admission is free. Free parking is available, (Ignore the "staff only" signs.) We'll catch up with some nerds and go out to discuss the lecture afterwards.

If the weather is good, we'll check out the night sky using the roof top telescopes.

Smithsonian Observatory

has their monthly public viewing this week on the 3rd Thursday night.

Drive up to the back, up the hill. The Lecture's up the stairs opposite the lil observatory-in-a-box.

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