South African Skeptics

Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe

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Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Big Bang

SCIENTIST: “Dr. Adrian Tiplady (PhD Astronomy) – by day the Radio Frequency Interference & Site Characterisation Manager for the South African Square Kilometre Array Project, by night an aspirant jazz musician and always a Sharks Fan!”

DATE: Thursday 30th June 2011

Time: 6:30 for 7:00 pm

VENUE: Auditorium, Education Centre, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba Street, between Jeppe and President streets, Newtown, Johannesburg

RSVP: Refilwe Pico at 011 639 8448 or [email protected]

Secure lit Parking available directly in front of the building.

Callum’s coffee shop will be open for light snacks and drinks before the event.


WRAC created an event page on fb http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227517420602524
"the Clebsch cubic of Fig.4 which is a quantum foam with jets in a 6 dimensional Planck space with jets" -- J. A. de Wet, "Icosahedral Symmetry in the MSSM", International Mathematical Forum, 2010


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dodgy area.  why is it allways in a dodgy area?
I'm too old for imaginary friends


Offline BoogieMonster

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Because booking an auditorium at The IS Campus is expensive, reserved for the likes of Amway.
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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there are cheaper auditoriums, i would know, i researched it extensively for the star wars marathon.  there are, in fact, free ones...
I'm too old for imaginary friends


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dodgy area.  why is it allways in a dodgy area?
It is about dark energy, dark matter and the big bang....
My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain.  My brain is going to rot. - Richard Dawkins


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Sounds like fun.  I'm in.   :)
If you think there's a kind of eccentric dignity in [being written off as a lunatic], you're wrong.  Heresy does not make you right. The fact that they "laughed at Galileo" isn't what made him a genius. - Derren Brown


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Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. It created a proudly South African feeling  :) and then reality checked-in when I found out that our skeptic detective was mugged at an intersection on the way in.  :(

The next talk will be on the science in movies that I think will be cool, and you get a bonus adrenaline filled gauntlet run through the Bree street taxi rank. :P





"the Clebsch cubic of Fig.4 which is a quantum foam with jets in a 6 dimensional Planck space with jets" -- J. A. de Wet, "Icosahedral Symmetry in the MSSM", International Mathematical Forum, 2010