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Monthly Society Meeting

The next VBAS Monthly Meeting is Friday, May 19 at 7:30 PM. Join us for pizza at 7:00 PM.

This is our annual meeting and we will be having elections for Vice-President, along with four other VBAS board positions. Our speaker for this month's meeting will be Dr. Massimiliano (Max) Bonamente of UAH and the title of his presentation is:

Dark Matter in Galaxy Clusters and the Universe

Abstract:

Dark matter is apparently the dominant form of matter in the universe, outnumbering "regular" visible matter by a factor of several. What is dark matter? Nobody knows. But we have strong evidence that it must exist.

The talk reviews some history of dark matter, major discoveries and prospect for future direct detection.

 

Bio:

Born 1971, Italy (homeland of Galileo), US citizen since 2012

Father of two aspiring astronomers (Carlo, 8, and Gaia, 6)

Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UAH

PhD in Physics from UAH (2000)

MS in EE from Perugia, Italy (1997)

Amateur triathlete and guitar player

 

Tom Burleson, Jr.

Vice-President

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