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Central Colorado Humanists: Sunday Science Program
July 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
On the first Sunday of every month, join the Central Colorado Humanists for Sunday Science.
About the Event
Come join the Central Colorado Humanists as they feature their own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. Sunday Science covers topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. A question and answer period will follow the talk. Light refreshments will be available, and you are invited to bring a plate of goodies to share. And, in the interest of our environment, please consider carpooling and bringing your own reusable coffee mug or beverage container.
Doors will open at 9:30am so participants can have refreshments and be seated when the program begins promptly at 10am. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Please join us!
This Month: Earth’s Deep Future
Earth’s age is estimated to be about 4.54 billion years. Human understanding of the Earth’s past coupled with advances in science provide us with a vision of the Earth’s deep future.
Si will discuss when and if the glaciers will return, how long the earth will be hospitable to life, what Earth’s future geography will look like, what happens as the Sun runs out of nuclear fuel, and a coming massive change to our galaxy, the Milky Way. In exploring the fate of the Sun, Si will discuss surprising aspects of the thermonuclear fusion process in the Sun.
Si is a retired mathematician and computer scientist. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science and developed engineering software during a 35 year career.
The Central Colorado Humanists promote Humanism, a rational philosophy, informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by nature and art, and motivated by compassion.
CCH affirms the dignity of each human being and support the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. They advocate the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.