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The Dark Side of the Universe

Over the last half-century, astronomers have come to a profoundly disturbing conclusion: the vast majority of our universe is composed of mysterious stuff that is not part of our world. The familiar atoms and elements comprise just a thin frosting on an unseen obscure cake of dark matter and dark energy. We will survey the compelling observational evidence that has upset our worldview, meet some of the people involved in the intellectual revolution, and explore the current efforts to understand more deeply our surprising universe. This mystery is a work in progress, with the concluding chapters not yet written — come along on a voyage into the dark side of the cosmos!

Instructor Theodore (Ted) Williams
is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University and former Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory. He has a physics B.S. degree from Purdue University and astronomy Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. Ted spent most of his career at Rutgers, where he pursued observational studies of galaxies and developed astronomical instrumentation, while teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics and astronomy. He has spent innumerable nights at telescopes around the world, including observatories in California, Arizona, Texas, and Hawaii, as well as Chile, China, and South Africa, and an orbiting facility on the Space Shuttle (Ted stayed firmly on the ground). He has taught a number of astronomy courses for Coastal Senior College.


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When:
Friday, February 11, 2022, 10:00 AM until Friday, March 18, 2022, 11:30 AM
Where:
On Zoom.
Zoom link will be sent by email close to the start of the first class.

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Ted Williams
instructor
2072402178 (c)
Category:
Winter 2022
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You must be an active CSC member to register for this course.
Cancellation Policy:
A member may cancel a course registration up to 3 days prior to the start of class and will receive a course credit that can be used for a future registration. No refunds will be given.
Capacity:
35
Available Slots:
6
$35.00