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Monthly Lecture - Alex Jackson - Dark Matter: An Overview

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • First Unitarian, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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This month, we are proud to host our own Alex Jackson for an informative lecture on Dark Matter.

Dark Matter, An Overview:

When astronomers look into the night sky they notice that things are not adding up, quite literally. Our universe has an abundance of “stuff” that we can’t see and can only indirectly measure, causing everything to be much more massive than we would otherwise expect it to be. This dark matter, as it came to be called, was a shock to scientists and ever since its discovery countless experiments have been conducted to observe, classify, and understand, what exactly dark matter is. In this talk I’ll address reasons we have to believe in the existence of dark matter, where the study of dark matter is today, and the most promising directions current research is going in. 

Each month (with the exception of July and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics. Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond. We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known -- please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to info@pghfreethought.org.

See you there!

P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba's on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

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