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Third Sunday Meeting

  • 04/15/2018
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Cafeteria Annex in Goins Administration Building, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road

The RET third Sunday meeting in April will feature a DVD presentation from the Skeptics Society Distinguished Lecture Series by Dr. Chris Impey titled  “Humble Before The Void, Western Science Meets Tibetan Buddhism”.

Surprise, delight, and unbridled mirth are not commonly encountered in the science classroom. But in the foothills of the Himalaya, at a program to teach cosmology to Buddhist monks by the University of Arizona astronomer Chris Impey, they were daily occurrences. Working with this unique audience spurred new ways of thinking about the universe and the art of teaching. This talk takes listeners on an adventure at the nexus of science, religion, philosophy, and culture. Dr. Impey studies quasars and distant galaxies and is the author of “How it Began, How it Ends, and The Living Cosmos”, and has won 11 teaching awards.

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