November 2016 CNY Skeptics Meeting

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November 2016 CNY Skeptics Meeting

Postby hardindr » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:41 pm

"Black Holes and Gravitational Waves”

Presentation by Damian Gregory Allis, Ph.D

Sponsored by CNY Skeptics

Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 PM

Where: NOPL – Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane. Cicero, NY 13039, USA

Event is Free and Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served

Please contact 1-315-636-6533 or email for more information

Presentation Summary:

Just over 400 years ago, Galileo's first astronomical telescope gave us our first measured look at the Nighttime Sky. Generations on, astronomers use everything from tabletop radio telescopes to the Hubble Space Telescope to see more and farther into space. With last October's confirmation of a final prediction from Einstein's Theory of Relativity, astronomers now have the ability to "hear" events in the universe that, in some cases, simply cannot be seen. This new astronomical "second sense" marks the beginning of a revolution in the study of the universe, from confirming the existence of black holes to eventually providing us our earliest measurements from just after the Big Bang.

Presenter Bio:

Damian G. Allis Ph.D. is a Research Professor of Chemistry, Research Fellow with the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, bioinformaticist with Aptamatrix, Inc., and High Performance Computing Evangelist, all at Syracuse University. A crazy/overly-optimistic local amateur astronomer, he is a NASA Solar System Ambassador, long-time member of many CNY amateur astronomy clubs, and a founding member and webmaster of CNY Observers ( When/because it’s cloudy, he’s also the drummer for a half-dozen local bands. He is always happy to talk shop and can be found and contacted at

Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.

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Re: November 2016 CNY Skeptics Meeting

Postby Gord » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:37 pm

hardindr wrote:Light refreshments will be served

Mmmm, photonic refreshments, :drool: ...
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Re: November 2016 CNY Skeptics Meeting

Postby gorgeous » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:40 pm

ask the NASA guys why they said the moon is hollow...dare's your fringe science...please explain it.... -----"Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real." - Niels Bohr
Science exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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