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Astronomy Nights on Mt. Tamalpais

  • Cushing Memorial Theater Mill Valley, CA 94941 (map)

Eliot Quataert, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley        

*** The Modern Origins Story ***

Our story begins in the remarkably simple early universe, devoid of the complexity around us today. Come learn how the universe has evolved to its current state from simple beginnings: how gravity reigns supreme and builds up the planets, stars, and galaxies required for biological evolution to proceed.

  • Register your car and download a PASS to Park at Rock Spring parking lot and CARPOOL if possible
  • Dress appropriately, it can be cold in the evenings on the mountain
  • Bring a flashlight to help navigate your way from the theater to the telescopes and cars
  • IF the weather is questionable the day of the event, call our hotline: 415-455-5370 after 3:30pm. Any cancellations will be posted. Note that cloudy weather and/or high winds may prevent observing through the telescopes, but generally don’t stop the lectures.  Talks are cancelled only for rain or fire danger.
Earlier Event: August 18
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Later Event: August 19
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