Thursday December 12
DO6, talks start at 7
Join Nerd Nite Detroit for an evening of space, time, and a bit of Dr. Who!
We encourage our Whovian nerds to dress their Dr. Who best and we’ll have a portable planetarium on site courtesy of the Michigan Science Center.
Here’s a sneak peek:
Charles Gibson and the Michigan Science Center’s Portable Star Lab
What could be more interesting than looking at the majesty of the cosmos? Looking at it within a miniature planetarium set up especially for Nerd Nite, courtesy of the Michigan Science Center. 10-15 minute presentation will be going throughout the night.
Mysteries of the Cosmos
Cosmology is the study of the origin and fate of the universe. I will describe our current understanding about our universe and uncover one of science’s biggest mysteries. All this is simply illustrated on a table top. David Cinabro is a Professor in Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University. He studies cosmology with exploding stars and the rare behavior of sub-atomic particles.