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Summer Smorgasbord: Gravity for the Perplexed
We take our biological reaction to gravity so for granted that it is a challenge to sit back and carefully dissect its awesome reality. This presentation covers a broad range of topics that examine how gravity impacts our ways of thinking about our place in the universe. Usually, we simply think about gravity as something that makes us fall down or drives planets around the sun. But with general relativity and beyond, we are forced to recognize that this phenomenon is fundamental to the way we think about our own existence. By approaching this terra incognita we are humbled to acknowledge our own ignorance about this experience. Instructor Bob Marx is a retired physics teacher, a student of astronomy and physics history, and AAA member.
This class is part of a six-class series on a variety of interesting astronomy topics with different instructors. The fee is $45 for all six for AAA members, or $15 for individual classes. After registering you will be sent an invite to join the Google Classroom and the Zoom link for the classes.
Location: Classes will be online using Zoom. Sign-in with an ID code given to you the weekend before the class. Class recordings available for 4 weeks after.
Time: 7-9 PM, Tuesday, June 29
Cost: $15, AAA Members only. Not a Member? Join for $35.
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