Public Night Schedule

Spring 2015
All programs begin at 8:00 p.m.

A Journey to the Universe's Anomalies

March 20:  How Do We Know? “The truth." Dumbledore sighed. "It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

March 27:  0–50 Light Years “You’re on Earth…There’s no cure for that”
Samuel Beckett

April 3:  51–500 Light Years The Stars that show us direction and that we may not be alone in the Universe

April 10:  501–5000 Light Years The remnants of dead and dying stars, a working mile marker and a ticking time bomb.

April 17:  5001–10,000 Light Years Invisible stars that are brighter than the Sun and a star that dies, over and over again.

April 24:  10,001 – 50,000 Light Years “For most of human history we have searched for our place in the cosmos. Who are we? What are we? We find that we inhabit an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are more galaxies than people”
Carl Sagan

May 1:  50,001 – 2.5 Million Light Years “At every level in our inventory, nothing seems special about our Earth, our Sun, our Galaxy, our Local Group. Evidently, mediocrity reigns throughout. Such is our niche in the Universe.”
Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

May 8:  More Than 2.5 Million Light Years “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
Albert Einstein, Our universe may not be the only one.

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University News
May 1, 2015
About 50 Drake University alumni, faculty members, and students of Drake's actuarial science program gathered yesterday for an evening of networking and celebration. The annual Actuarial Science Alumni Evening was held in Levitt Hall of Drake's Old Main.