May 9th, 2013 " Mysteries of Astronomy" by Charles Fisher I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Special Independent Scholars Evening

May 9th, 2013

Mysteries of Astronomy - The Top 15 Unanswered Questions of the Heavens

Science has opened the skies to human curiousity, revealing grand designs
and titanic forces beyond comprehension. Presented are 15 great mysteries
of the cosmos, starting from our own solar system and moving into our
galactic local group to the cosmological horizon beyond. Various topics
addressed are dark energy, relativistic jets, stellar nucleosynthesis and
degenerate matter.

By Charles Fisher

The 15 Questions addressed for the evening:

Why is there a giant hexagon on top of Saturn?
Why do some planets in the solar system lack magnetic fields (Mars, Venus)?
http://www.astronomynotes.com/solarsys/s7.htm
How many more dwarf planets will be found that are similar in size to Pluto?
Why are there no red dwarf stars of low metallicity?
What causes Type 1A supernovas, accretion or collision?
How do stars larger than 8 solar masses form?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327092340.htm
What were the "little green men" signals detected by the Arecibo Observatory?
Why are intermediate-mass black holes so rare?
Why do most galaxies have a supermassive black hole?
What causes relativistic jets?
Why are active galactic nuclei only found in the distant, older universe?
What causes the intricate structure of a spiral galaxy?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/03/spiral_galaxy_arms_are_permanent/
What is dark matter, and how does it hold galaxies together?
What is dark energy, and how does it push everything apart?
Is there life elsewhere? Where is everybody? What is the Fermi Paradox?

About the presenter: Charles Fisher

Charles has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a
published author with books written in the techincal field of computer
science. Charles is with information Systems at Alcoa and is a resident
of Rock Island.


Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m., Thursday, May 9th, 2013
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call. The
doors are closed after 7.00 p.m. for security reasons. The Institute for
Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal
level organization under US laws since 1996. Please visit
http://www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

AMERICAN MIDWEST ART: Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery, specializing
in American Midwest Art.

Current show is the Art of BILL MARSOUN in the Phoenix and Photography by
DARREN MILLER in the Dragon, adjacent to the Phoenix.

The jewelry of KIRAN YARLA and ELSA ROMERO is available at The Artisan
Adventure in the corner: the old Fannie May store.

Artists showing at the Moline Commercial Club on the 2nd floor and in the
Artisan Adventure are:

ANNA ENGELBRECHT:
Midwest scenes: photography, guache on canvas.

AMBER WILLIAMS:
mixed media Midwest scenes

EKKEHARD STOEVESAND:
The Mississippi river in our area. Tractors. Oil on canvas. Genre:
German Expressionist Abstract.

HUGH LIFSON:
mixed media

ROBERT KAMECZURA:
photography, ink and pencil on paper, and giclee.

The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Contributions may be sent to:
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL
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