Dark matter is the cosmic parent of all vast structures in the night sky, including our own Milky Way galaxy. Yet we know so very little about this mysterious stuff that constitutes 85%(!) of the material universe. This online presentation will illuminate our universe’s elusive dark matter, highlighting the ingenious methods that scientists are using to find out what dark matter really is.
Our speaker, physicist Robert McGehee, is a doctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Wonderfest Science Envoy. Robert will answer questions during the video premiere via the YouTube "chat" bar.
This Wonderfest + Mount Tam Astronomy presentation will take place ONLINE as a YouTube video "Premiere" with LIVE chat Q&A.
Public health protection has moved this presentation from its originally-planned Mount Tamalpais venue to the Mt.Tam Astronomy YouTube channel. Please "tune in" at the originally-planned event start-time (7:30pm, Saturday, April 18) at the following website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCccr2q6IgFSOglvh66VFSLw Thereafter, the video will also be available at the Wonderfest Science YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-755eqlqZRcflOQTL-jOZg
This online event is jointly presented by the Friends of Mt. Tam, the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers, and Wonderfest.