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Dark Matter, Dark Energy - Part 2

Course number : ILR466   ID : 24071    Section Number : 1
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We used to think that if you can’t see or measure something, there is nothing there. Modern thinking and great technological advances have shown that there is far more to the Universe than what we can see and measure. Vera Rubin, an astronomer associated with the Carnegie Institute, showed that galaxies rotated in a way that was at odds with the accepted laws of motion. This led to the introduction of “Dark Matter”, a substance that can neither be measured or observed directly. Similarly, the observed phenomenon that the galaxies are not only rushing away from us, but are doing so at an ever increasing rate, has led to the acceptance of a new component in the Universe called Dark Energy. Learn more about this mysterious part of our Universe this spring. No technical or mathematical background necessary.

Class Details

7 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

Braddock Hall (Building B)

Rubock,Robert F 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.

In County 

Price: $40.00

In State 

Price: $45.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/6/2022 - 11/17/2022 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, Braddock Hall (Building B)   Map, Room: B101 Rubock,Robert F