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Kavli Fulldome Lecture From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:00 pm


From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond

The Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series is presented live from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. The Cradle of Aviation along with 13 other planetariums will simulcast the lecture from the Adler at the same time; making this an event for friends and family close together or far apart. During this event the Adler Planetarium will take over control of the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium, driving the audience through the universe from miles away! Come and be a part of a nationwide audience for a lecture (presented by Michael Turner, Director of the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics and Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.)

We know the Universe began 13.7 billion years ago in an explosion of space called the Big Bang. We also know that the gravity of dark matter created the galaxies and other cosmic structures we see today from tiny quantum fluctuations that arose just after the big bang.

Yet some big questions remain. Is our universe part of a larger multiverse? What is the cause of the speed up of the expansion of the Universe? These are the mysteries that inspire cosmologists today. In a dazzling, full-dome presentation, this presentation will illustrate what we know and how we know it, as well as the big ideas and puzzles of cosmology today.

8:00 pm Doors Open
8:30 pm Lecture and Q&A Session

$12.50 online in advance, $15 at the door
$10.00 Members and Students

Purchase tickets now via the link below or call Reservations at 516-572-4066 (Mon-Fri, 10-4) to save your spot.