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October 2018

Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
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The evidence for Dark Energy is overwhelming. In the mid 1970s, astronomical data hinted at the possibility of an additional form of energy in the Universe; if it existed, it was thought that such energy would not only be responsible for accelerating the rate of expansion of our Universe, but also would counteract the pull of gravity. By the late 1990s, the evidence for Dark Energy became overwhelming when astronomers…

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Probing the Universe with LIGO: A Nobel Prize Winning Project

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University Chancellors Hall, 239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Montauk Observatory, Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are honored to host this presentation by 2017 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Rainer Weiss, who will discuss his interesting (and sometimes amusing) history, as well as the history of the LIGO project, of gravitational waves and their significance to our understanding of the Universe, and his vision for the future of gravitational wave astronomy. The lecture will be followed by a reception.…

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