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Cosmology Interest Group

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The Cosmology Interest Group is a sub-group
of the Lincoln Hills Astronomy Group. 
in the form of a lecture or video series, focusing
some aspect of cosmology; followed by a spirited discussion.  There is no need to be proficient in math
or physics formulas.  We try to keep things as simple
as possible, so everyone can grasp the topic being presented.  This is a fun group with lots very smart members to answer just about any questions you

may have about the cosmos.
For more
information contact
Morey Lewis at

Our Next Meeting

Monday September 16 at 6:45 PM, join us
the Orchard Creek Fine Arts room, where Ed Miller
will continue his DVD series on radio astronomy
with lectures:

#21 Interstellar Molecular Clouds    
In the late 1960s, interstellar ammonia and
water vapor were detected. Soon came formal-
dehyde, carbon monoxide, and the discovery of
giant molecular clouds where we now know stars
and planets are formed. With improvements in
radio astronomy technology, today's scientists
can watch the process of star formation in
other systems.  The initial results are

Star Formation and ALMA
 With an array of 66 radio antennas
located in the high Chilean desert above
much of the earth's atmosphere, the Atacama
Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
is a radio telescope tuned to high frequency radio
waves. Designed to examine some of the most
distant and ancient galaxies, ALMA has not
only revealed new stars in the making,
but planetary systems as well.

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Dark Matter

January 21
#7 Tour of the Green Bank Observatory
#8 Tour of the Green Bank Telescope
February 18
#9 Hydrogen and the Structure of Galaxies
#10 Pulsars: Clocks in Space
March 18
#11 Pulsars and Gravity
#12 Pulsars and the 300-Foot Telescope
April 15
#13 The Big Bang: The Oldest Radio Waves
#14 H II Regions and the Birth of Stars
May 20
#15 Supernovas and the Death of Stars
#16 Radio Stars and Early Interferometers
June 17
#17 Radio Source Counts
#18 Active Galactic Nuclei and the VLA
July 15
On vacation
August 19
#19 A Telescope as Big as the Earth
#20 Galaxies and Their Gas
September 16
#21 Interstellar Molecular Clouds
#22 Star Formation and ALMA
#23 Interstellar Chemistry and Life
#24 The Future of Radio Astronomy
December 1
Holiday luncheon in the Solarium.