Kavli Fulldome Lecture: The Cosmos in a Heartbeat
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Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater for another Kavli Fulldome Lecture, where we connect the Dome with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and simulcast a presentation on varying subjects. This month: The Cosmos in a Heartbeat by Dr. Shane Larson, research associate professor at Northwestern University and the Associate Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA).
The Cosmos in a Heartbeat: A human lifetime is more than a hundred billion times shorter than the current age of the Universe. Whether you are a professional astronomer, or a casual backyard stargazer, you have only a few decades to drink it all in – to wonder how it works and how you got here.
The cosmos is full of strange happenings that we sometimes are lucky enough to witness because we happened to be paying attention to the stories the Universe is telling us. These tales are carried on bursts of light, showers of sub-atomic particles, and the faint whisperings of gravity, and every day that passes, we’re getting better at deciphering them.
In our lifetimes, we will only ever have a glimpse of the cosmos. But that glimpse is enough to transform our perceptions in dramatic ways and to answer the oldest questions we have about what the Universe is doing all around us.
$10/$8 for members.