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Dudley Observatory Skywatch Lecture
November 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am
Dr. Michael Turner talks on "The Dark Side of the Universe: Beyond stars and the starstuff we are made of"
The sky is filled with hundreds of billions of galaxies, all lit up by their stars. But, stars account for less than one percent of the material in the Universe, and galaxies are held together by a new form of matter -- dark matter -- that accounts for 1/3 of the stuff in the Universe. The other 2/3 exists as in an even more mysterious form -- dark energy -- and is causing the expansion of the Universe to speed up, rather than slow down.
Held at the GE Theater in Proctor's, Schenectady, NY. $5 Students, $8 Members of Dudley Observatory & UCALL, $10 General.