July Public Meeting – Evidence for the Big Bang

On Wednesday 18th July, our guest speaker is Gary Auker who will be giving a talk titled “Evidence for the Big Bang”.

What was originally termed the ‘hypothesis of the primeval atom’ by Georges Lemaître in 1927, the “Big Bang” Theory is the current prevailing cosmological model that explains the early development and evolution of the Universe. Around 13.7 billion years ago, our whole universe was in a hot, dense state and began to expand. This rapid expansion caused the Universe to cool and resulted in its current expanding state as well as converting energy into various subatomic particles.

It is a well-tested scientific theory which is now widely accepted by the majority of the scientific community. The theory has offered quite accurate predictions of observable phenomena that astronomers have since observed and there is now an abundant amount of evidence to support the theory.

Gary will discuss these various types of phenomena and how they provide a better understanding of the universe.

Our talks are open to everyone, all are welcome. It takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm. Entry is £3 for non-members. For further information on how to get there, see the Events page.

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