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The Darkest Secrets of the Universe

GUEST SPEAKER: Raja GuhaThakurta, Co-Chair, Professor, and Astronomer, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz

ASTRONOMY TALK | From dark matter to galaxy cannibalism, black holes, time machines, gravitational waves, Schrödinger’s cat, theory of inflation, and the Big Bang, Dr. GuhaThakurta will weave these cosmic secrets into the story about the origin of the Periodic Table of elements and how complex life on Earth developed. He’ll present the birth and evolution of galaxies, starting from early ripples in the fabric of spacetime caused by the tiniest quantum mechanical fluctuations and their subsequent amplification by gravity, as well as the modern observational techniques that astronomers around the world are using to study the mysteries of the universe around us.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Doors open at 6:30p.m., Talk starts at 7:00p.m.

Gates Performing Arts Center

Located at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) campus in Waimea (Kamuela)

65-1692 Kohala Mtn. Rd. Kamuela, HI 96743


Please use HPA’s main gate, the Visitors Entrance, not the Service Entrance; see campus MAP