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Estes Park Astronomical Society Meeting


Theories of Everything Part II is the subject of this month’s Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) meeting, Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The EVAS meeting and public open house will be held at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory, 1600 Manford Ave., (park in the teachers parking lot North of the high school; directions are posted at (www.AngelsAbove.org).

Our guest speaker for the evening is John Ensworth a Senior Science Education Specialist at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies working with NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. He conducts independent reviews of all Earth and space science education products produced by or for NASA. He conducts workshops and professional development opportunities year round and at national science education meetings. He has a masters degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and has undergraduate degrees in physics & astronomy, geography & meteorology with minors in math and computer science.

This is continuation of last month’s presentation where John covered the earliest theories-of-everything (TOE’s) to modern efforts to unify the forces to see how reality is built. This month, John will review last month’s talk and continue with a discussion of time and possible states of the universe including parallel universes and the eventual death of the universe.

John worked for the Arizona State University planetarium when Halley’s Comet paid the inner solar system a visit in 1985-1986 and was a planetarium lecturer at the Oklahoma City Omniplex Planetarium for almost 10 years. He has worked at Steward Observatory, at the University of Arizona, Tucson and conducted site testing for the placement of the Mt. Graham observatory complex. He has also observed at the 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak, a 36” telescope at Kitt Peak, and at the Multi-Mirror Telescope at Mt. Whipple. More recently he has conducted over 50 astronomy nights for Oklahoma, Virginia and Maryland audiences, has taught college level astronomy for almost 10 years and has begun to volunteer for the Little Thompson Observatory in Berthoud, CO.

The lecture is free to the public and no reservations necessary. Just come and join us and be ready to ask questions! For more information, please call the observatory at 970-586-5668 or check the EPMO web site at: www.AngelsAbove.org.

 

 

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