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Energy and the Runaway Universe"
Dr. Alex Filippenko
Prof. of Astronomy at the University
of California Berkeley
A free public lecture describing the most surprising and mysterious astronomical discovery of the last quarter century was given by noted astronomer and gifted teacher Dr. Alex Filippenko, Prof. of Astronomy at the University of California Berkeley, on Saturday evening, September 27th at 7:30 PM in the Rotunda Auditorium, Building 03, Room 213 on the Cal Poly Campus. We had a tremendous turnout. The auditorium was filled beyond capacity such that no standing space was available.
The talk, entitled "Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe" described how a mysterious force appears to be overcoming gravity and causing the expansion of the universe to be speeding up. Dr. Filippenko also described how this discovery was made and the major implications it has for basic physics.
Dr. Filippenko has been on the forefront of this discovery and has received numerous teaching awards and has produced an acclaimed video course. In the past year he has been prominently featured in many episodes of "The Universe" television series on the History Channel.
This event was jointly sponsored by the Discovery Institute, Central Coast Astronomical Society, Cal Poly Physics Department, Cal Poly Astronomy Club, and Cuesta College.
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