Acceleration, the fate of the Universe lies within

Night sky 

Ever wondered how the Universe will end?  Will there be that elusive Big Bang or perhaps just a subtle whimper?

If these are the questions that intrigue you, then why not attend a public lecture given by Australia's 2011 Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Professor Brian Schmidt, brought to you by the University of Western Sydney in celebrating their 25th anniversary.
For thousands of years astronomers have proposed several theories of the origin and fate of the Universe.  Only in the early years of the 20th century did astronomers discover that the Universe began with a Big Bang and its expansion was at a leisurely rate. 
In 1998, this view changed in a dramatic way when Professor Schmidt and his High-Redshift Supernova team were amazed to find that not only was the Universe expanding but the expansion was in fact accelerating.  
This startling discovery suggests that more than 70 percent of the cosmos was composed of Dark Energy and it was pushing the Universe.  During his talk Professor Schmidt will explain how this monumental discovery was made and what – will be the fate of the universe.
UWS invites you to attend this one time opportunity to hear one of our great Australian scientists speak on how his dedication and commitment has changed our view of the Universe.
The evening will conclude with the opportunity to view the night sky through telescopes provided by the Macarthur Astronomical Society along with members from the Society exhibiting their stunning astronomical photographs.
The event is free and since places are limited it is essential to book your attendance.

The event is organised by the University of Western Sydney, in partnership with Campbelltown Rotary Observatory and the Macarthur Astronomical Society.
When: Friday, 21 February 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Refreshments from 5:00pm-5:45pm, with the lecture commencing at 6:00pm–7:00pm
Where: Building 30, Room G.206, UWS Campbelltown campus, Narellan Road, Campbelltown
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