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Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group

               
Cosmology Interest Group

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The Cosmology Interest Group is a sub-group of the Lincoln Hills
Astronomy Group.
We meet to
to provide a forum for learning and discussing
cosmology, the study of the origin, characteristics, and fate of
the
universe or universes. The CIG provides an excellent
opportunity for those who
have an interest in astronomy/cosmology
to learn about, as well as to meet and discuss ideas
with others having
like interests. Mathematics is purposely minimized and is not
required
to understand the concepts.


We usually meet on the third Monday of the month
in the OC Fine Arts room 6:45 PM, but be sure
to check the schedule below for any changes or additions

Our Next Meeting
November 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  Ed Miller continues his lecture series on Radio Astronomy with:
Lecture #5 "Radio Telescopes and How They Work"
Radio telescopes are so large because radio waves contain such a small amount of energy. For example, the signal from a standard cell phone measured one kilometer away is five million billion times stronger than the radio signals received from a bright quasar. Learn how each of these fascinating instruments is designed to meet a
    specific scientific goal-accounting for their wide variation in form and size.

Lecture #6 "Mapping the Hydrogen Sky"
Before there were stars and planets, before there were galaxies, there was hydrogen- and we still have more hydrogen today than any other element. Understanding the quantum physics of this simplest atomic structure, and using the Doppler shift and models of differential rotation in the Milky Way, astronomers have made myriad astounding discoveries about the universe. It all starts with hydrogen.
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January 15
 Don Wilson continues his lecture series
Lecture #4 "Pie in the Sky"
Q & A
February 19
Don Wilson continues his lecture series
Lecture #5 "What's the Matter U"
Lecture #6 "Shell Game"
Q & A
March 19
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the CIG meeting
for March.
April 16
Lecture #7 Bubble Balance-Structure as You Like It
and Lecture #8 Fountain of Youth-Anti-Matter
May 21
Don Wilson continues his lecture series
Lecture #9 - Graviton Discovery - Really, Really Huge
Lecture #10 - A NEW Law of Gravity
June 18
Don Wilson concludes his lecture series
Lecture #11 - Unification of the Five Forces
Lecture #12 - The Theory of Everything
July
No Meeting
August 20
New lecture series on Radio Astronomy begins:
Lecture #1 "Radio Astronomy and the Invisible Universe"
Lecture #2 "Thermal Radio Emissions: The Planets"

September 17
Ed Miller cannot attend this meeting, so Morey will have
an alternate lecture or video prepared.
October 15
Lecture Series on Radio Astronomy continues
Lecture #3 "The Birth of Radio Astronomy"
Lecture #4 "The Discovery of Interstellar Hydrogen"
November 19
Lecture Series on Radio Astronomy continues
Lecture #5 "Radio Telescopes and How They Work"
Lecture #6 "Mapping the Hydrogen Sky"
December
No Meeting


The Cosmology Interest Group was founded by Morey Lewis and Ron Olson
If you have any questions about this group you can contact them at:
  Morey Lewis
eunmor@pobox.com 408-4469 or Ron Olson rolson@starstream.net 408-1435