Visitor Night: The Dark Universe

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Dr. Kevork Abazajian
UCI Observatory
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Join us for our LAST visitor night at the UCI Observatory before we close for construction. Listen to Professor Kevork Abazajian speak about "The Dark Universe". Learn about the nature of mysterious dark matter that binds our Galaxy together, and binds all other galaxies and produces the network that is the large scale structure of the Universe. Also learn about another dark component, "dark energy," which produces the acceleration of the Universe's expansion and whose discovery led to the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics.
Come and catch a glimpse through our telescopes of Mars, Saturn and its moons, the planetary nebula M57, also known as the Ring Nebula, and star clusters like the globular clusters M3 and M13 that contain about half a billion stars each. Also, learn to use a night sky map to locate your favorite stars and constellations in the summer sky.
Visitor Nights are open to the Friends of the UCI Observatory and to the public. We thank the Friends of the UCI Observatory for the financial support which enables the UCI Observatory to provide Visitor Nights and activities to the community. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Friend of the UCI Observatory click here or you may make a donation on line via our secure e-giving website at  or by mail using the UCI Observatory Pledge Form.
Parking is available on campus for $2 per hour or $14 maximum. Although reservations are not required, we would appreciate RSVP's for purposes of planning and logistics.  For more information about Visitor Nights, see our FAQ page.

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