Astrophysics for All Begins June 2 at Sulzer Library

Go outside and look up

Have you ever wondered how stars are born and die? Do you want to know if we are alone in the universe?

If these questions fascinate you, come to the Forward Chicago Astronomy & Astrophysics Series! We’ll meet in Sulzer Library’s main auditorium and hear from University of Chicago scientists discuss their latest research, their best existing answers to these questions and what mysteries remain to be uncovered. All ages welcome!

The summer/fall series takes place the first Tuesday of the month (6:30 – 8 p.m.) and the second Saturday of the month (10-11:30 a.m.) into November, with a field trip to Adler Planetarium on Sept. 3!

Here’s the discussion schedule:

First Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

June 2: Mel Shochet – “The Discovery of the Higgs Boson”

July 7: Alissa Bans – “Life in the Universe”

Aug. 4: Daniel Scolnic – “Exploding stars and the accelerating

Oct. 6: Topic to be announced

Nov. 3: Daniel Fabrycky, “Exo-planets”

Second Saturdays 10 – 11:30 a.m.

June 13: Daniel Grin – “Microwaves from the Early Universe”

July 11: Tim Linden – “Dark Matter”

Aug. 8: Stephan Meyer – “Einstein’s Relativity”

Nov. 14: Hugh Lippincott – “Dark matter”


Forward Chicago, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, envisions our neighborhoods as model communities for people of all ages, where residents can age in place while remaining active, engaged and influential.

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