January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 8PM @ the Bell House,
Secret Science Club presents “Dark Mysteries of the Universe” w/ Astrophysicist Jeremiah Ostriker, FREE!

Rocket into deep space with astrophysicist and author Jeremiah Ostriker as he explores dark matter and dark energy!

Making up 95 percent of the known Cosmos, the Dark Duo are maddeningly invisible—yet they shape the very structure of the Universe and drive its expansion. Is dark energy the fabric of space itself? Is dark matter comprised of yet-to-be-discovered subatomic particles? How do scientists detect the undetectable? Drawing on his new book, Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe, Dr. Ostriker discusses the latest theories, observations, and data—as well as mind-boggling questions that remain.

Jeremiah Ostriker is professor of astronomy at Columbia University and emeritus professor of astrophysics at Princeton University. A pioneering researcher in the field of cosmology and author of more than 500 scientific papers, he has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the Gold Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, and the James Craig Watson Medal from the National Academy of Sciences for his “bold astrophysical insights.” Don’t miss a nanosecond of his awesome talk . . .

Before & After
--Groove to intergalactic tunes
--Try our deep, dark cocktail of the night, the Cosmological Constant
--Snag a signed copy of Dr. Ostriker’s just-released new book, Heart of Darkness.
--Win tickets to Isaac’s Eye, a new play about Isaac Newton @ EST
--Stick around for the out-of-this-world Q&A

The next paradigm-shifting edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, January 22 at 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+

No cover. Just bring your smart self!

Photo credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/M.Markevitch et al. Optical: NASA/STScI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al. Lensing Map: NASA/STScI; ESO WFI; Magellan/U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al. 

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