What we're about

Meet other fans of Darwin and the Amateur Astronomers Association, to discuss the basic principles or latest insights, on evolution and science trending topics.

Evolution is one of the most beautiful and profound insights into the universe our species has, and it is to be joyously celebrated and observed: "Wonderful Life", as Steven Jay Gould said. The panoply of life, is as a wondrous a thing to observe for itself--rather than indulging in cosmic egocentrism--as the gas pillars in the Eagle Nebula.

We are interested in the subject of evolution, as a fact and the multivariate ways it influences and is manifested in our universe... scientifically, artistically, historically, philosophically, politically.

re: this group. Meetings suggested by members, can be discussed through the meetup message system. just click on organizer's profile.

Upcoming events (5)

monthly physics / astronomy, see details for RSVP info, sometimes cancels

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Sometimes this discussion group gets cancelled at the last minute, so please RSVP here and with the link above and email him to receive updates [masked] led by Reuven Opher, PhD Please plan on buying at least a tea or coffee. Monthly Physics / Astronomy: Topics discussed in the past are immediately below, and at the bottom is a link to another unrelated science group that has various events, sometimes about astronomy: - How are planets, stars, you and me created in the Universe, when a simple Big Bang explosion creates nothing? - Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity: Why do clocks go slower and lengths get shorter in a moving train or rocket? - Einstein’s equation “E” is equal to “M” times “c” squared implies Fusion: Obtaining a limitless supply of energy from the oceans. - Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity: Matter curves Space–Time. - Einstein’s Models of the Universe. - Measuring the age of the Universe: How do we measure it? - Teleportation: According to Quantum Mechanics, information can be transmitted instantaneously from one place to another. How does it do it? - A Black Hole can become brighter then a hundred billion stars (in the form of a Quasar). How does a Black Hole do it? - Gamma Ray Bursts are brighter than the entire Universe when they explode. What are they? - The highest energy cosmic rays in the Universe have energies a million times greater than the highest energies at the largest accelerator on Earth. How are the cosmic rays accelerated? - What are Dark Energy and Dark Matter, which are not normal matter, have very peculiar properties, and comprise 95% of the matter of the Universe? - How can we talk about a Big Bang Creation that would have involved energies a million billion times greater than known physics at the largest accelerator on Earth? Below, is a link to another unrelated science group that has various events, sometimes about astronomy: https://www.simonsfoundation.org and click on events

weekly astronomy / physics, see details section for RSVP info, sometimes cancels

Weekly astronomy class. Sometimes this event gets cancelled, so please RSVP here to use meetup just as a reminder, and ask the instructor for the location, his email is: [masked] Immediately below is a description of his event, and at the bottom is information about another science group, unrelated, but it occasionally has astronomy: Taught by Laird W. Ph.D. and here's how he describes it: “Astronomy is about EVERYTHING. Or at least that's why I became interested in it in 2nd grade. Now, 40 years post Ph.D. in Astronomy. Astronomy, and indeed all of science is still my passion. My advisor was Carl Sagan.” First class is free. Ongoing, astronomy class at the Senior Center. You don't have to be a senior to join, but you should pay the Senior Center $2.50 (or $5 for every other meeting), you attend, (exact change is appreciated). Note regarding emails: Make sure the word MEETUP does NOT appear anywhere in the email. Below, is a link to another unrelated science group that has various events, sometimes about astronomy: https://www.simonsfoundation.org and click on events

monthly physics / astronomy, see details for RSVP info, sometimes cancels

Location visible to members

Sometimes this discussion group gets cancelled at the last minute, so please RSVP here and with the link above and email him to receive updates [masked] led by Reuven Opher, PhD Please plan on buying at least a tea or coffee. Monthly Physics / Astronomy: Topics discussed in the past are immediately below, and at the bottom is a link to another unrelated science group that has various events, sometimes about astronomy: - How are planets, stars, you and me created in the Universe, when a simple Big Bang explosion creates nothing? - Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity: Why do clocks go slower and lengths get shorter in a moving train or rocket? - Einstein’s equation “E” is equal to “M” times “c” squared implies Fusion: Obtaining a limitless supply of energy from the oceans. - Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity: Matter curves Space–Time. - Einstein’s Models of the Universe. - Measuring the age of the Universe: How do we measure it? - Teleportation: According to Quantum Mechanics, information can be transmitted instantaneously from one place to another. How does it do it? - A Black Hole can become brighter then a hundred billion stars (in the form of a Quasar). How does a Black Hole do it? - Gamma Ray Bursts are brighter than the entire Universe when they explode. What are they? - The highest energy cosmic rays in the Universe have energies a million times greater than the highest energies at the largest accelerator on Earth. How are the cosmic rays accelerated? - What are Dark Energy and Dark Matter, which are not normal matter, have very peculiar properties, and comprise 95% of the matter of the Universe? - How can we talk about a Big Bang Creation that would have involved energies a million billion times greater than known physics at the largest accelerator on Earth? Below, is a link to another unrelated science group that has various events, sometimes about astronomy: https://www.simonsfoundation.org and click on events

weekly astronomy / physics, see details section for RSVP info, sometimes cancels

Weekly astronomy class. Sometimes this event gets cancelled, so please RSVP here to use meetup just as a reminder, and ask the instructor for the location, his email is: [masked] Immediately below is a description of his event, and at the bottom is information about another science group, unrelated, but it occasionally has astronomy: Taught by Laird W. Ph.D. and here's how he describes it: “Astronomy is about EVERYTHING. Or at least that's why I became interested in it in 2nd grade. Now, 40 years post Ph.D. in Astronomy. Astronomy, and indeed all of science is still my passion. My advisor was Carl Sagan.” First class is free. Ongoing, astronomy class at the Senior Center. You don't have to be a senior to join, but you should pay the Senior Center $2.50 (or $5 for every other meeting), you attend, (exact change is appreciated). Note regarding emails: Make sure the word MEETUP does NOT appear anywhere in the email. Below, is a link to another unrelated science group that has various events, sometimes about astronomy: https://www.simonsfoundation.org and click on events

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