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.