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The Dark Side of the Universe

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 7, 2007 5:18PM

2007_11_moustachekolb.jpgEverything we theoretically know and can see comprises only 5% of the universe. At least that's what they tell us. They also tell us that the rest of the universe is mostly a mystery, a mystery explained away as "dark;" dark matter holds it together, and dark energy pushes it apart.

Astrophysicist Rocky Kolb (the mustachioed man to the right), is part of the "they," and he's presenting a discussion on the new frontier of cosmology, explaining some of these "dark" issues, at the Newberry Library tonight.

The presentation doesn't start until 6:15 p.m. but we suggest showing up for the 5:30 p.m. reception, so you can compare with fellow attendees how we used to view the universe throughout the centuries with how we perceive it now. It should prove scintillating cocktail chatter.

Tonight at Newberry Library. 60 Walton St. Reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by a lecture at 6:15 p.m. $9 (includes snacks and drinks)