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Free Astronomy Lecture: How the Universe Came About | Presidio

Every 3rd Wednesday Through September 1st.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Observation Post at the Presidio | 211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA

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Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs.

Held in the Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, come early for coffee and a light snack at 7:30 PM followed by the general meeting at 7:45 PM. The lecture begins at 8:00 PM.

– Updated 6/26/19 – Event info last checked via website

“How the First Things in the Universe Came About, and How They Ended Up Within Us”

by Tom Abel, Kavli Institute, Director of KIPAC, Stanford

Join us for a fascinating journey through the early universe using the latest computer animations of early star formation, supernova explosions and the build-up of the first galaxies. Dr. Abel’s work has shown that the first luminous objects in the universe were very massive stars shining one million times as brightly as our Sun. They died quickly and seeded the cosmos with the chemical elements necessary for life.

One star at a time, galaxies started to assemble just one hundred million years after the Big Bang, and they are still growing now. Computer simulations of these events use the physics of dark matter, of ordinary atoms and molecules, and of expanding space to deliver remarkable insights into the early history of the cosmos.

 Brief Bio

Tom Abel is a computational cosmologist at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and a Professor both at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Physics Department at Stanford University. In 2013, he became the Director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC).


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Cost: FREE
Categories: Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: 211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA