Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre Hosts a Date Night that’s Out of this World!

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If you’re a lover of stars, planets, nebulas and all things astronomy, Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre may be your dream come true.

Similar to the very popular adult evenings at the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, and the Museum of Anthropology, the HR Macmillan Space Centre is hosting its own version of an evening after dark for its ‘Cosmic Nights’ event series.

The next Cosmic Nights event is happening on Thursday, January 25, 2018 and will be a themed 19+ adults-only party featuring a custom planetarium show, music, drinks, science demonstrations, games, and a special guest lecturer.

For January, Cosmic Nights is asking the important questions: Is there anything beyond the universe? What came before the Big Bang? These are questions that don’t have answers – but there are theories!

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Cosmic Nights will bring these theories to the forefront on Thursday, January 25 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm with the theme Beyond our Universe. Jump into multiple universes, the Big Bang and other ideas that may bend your minds. Select your preferred Planetarium Star Theatre show time and then come early or stay late to experience all this event has to offer.

At 7:30 or 9:00pm, you can enjoy a planetarium show about the Big Bang Theory (note: this does not include episodes of popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory).

Then, at 8pm or 9pm, get ready to expand your mind with Dr. Douglas Scott, a Professor of Physics & Astronomy at UBC who will attempt to answer: Can there be more than one universe?  Why is the Universe that we live in the way that it is?  Does our existence imply that the universe has to have certain properties? Can we imagine universes that are quite different? What does the word “multiverse” even mean?

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Finally, if your mind needs a break from being blown, you can check out the Cocktail Crash Course: String Theory and Quantum Gravity, a fun, interactive science demo on string theory and quantum gravity – providing enough fun facts to impress at a cocktail party. Trivia prizes are also up for grabs!

Tickets to Cosmic Nights cost $25 each and are available online through Eventbrite or in-person at the Space Centre.

Even if you only understood 1/3 of the words in this post (multiverse?? quantum gravity??) the event is sure to be a blast for all lovers of the night sky. It will certainly make for an entertaining evening out!

Cosmic Nights Quick Details

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Location: Vanier Park (Kitsilano), 1100 Chestnut Street (the building that looks like a UFO with the giant crab fountain out front!)

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