Club Meeting - Greg Laughlin

Monthly Club Meeting at the Harvey West Scout House at 7pm.

Tentative Agenda: 

  • old business
  • new business
  • discussion/planning
  • presentation: Greg Laughlin, Professor of Astrophysics at UCSC, will give a talk on “The Fate of the Earth, the Solar System and the Universe,” .


“The Fate of the Earth, the Solar System and the Universe,”

In this talk , I will discuss scientifically based predictions about the universe in the far future, with a particular focus on the evaluation of predictions are easy or more difficult to make. Topics will include solar system stability, the timeline for the Sun's red giant phases and eventual demise, the dynamical fate of the galaxy, and the effects of dark energy on the big picture over the long run.