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Hot Topics in Astronomy: The Invisible Universe
March 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In the 1970s, astronomers found evidence that the majority of the universe was invisible but could only be indirectly detected. What is this “dark matter” and what are the implications of its discovery for the structure of the universe? Then, in the late 1990s, two teams of astronomers independently discovered evidence that a mysterious force was accelerating the expansion of the universe! What is this “dark energy” and what are the implications of its discovery for the future of the universe? Join us in exploring the unseen universe.