What Happened Before the Beginning
A screening of this compelling documentary film, with a discussion following immediately afterwards.
When: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Concord Hall, 1407 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Age limit: 15+
This film documents how astronomers, using hypersensitive satellites, look back in time to the very moment of creation when all the matter in the Universe exploded into existence. Their efforts to solve a mystery as old as time itself and formulate a theory of how the Universe emerged are examined. Particular attention is given to the Big Bang theory that holds that the entire Universe was once packed tightly into an unimaginably dense and tiny space, known as a "singularity." Roughly 13.7 billion years ago a colossal burst of energy and pressure started to give rise to entire worlds, galaxies and interstellar particles, forming the Universe as we know it today. But what brought about that Big Bang? Alternate theories are clearly illustrated; for example, Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, says that: "Big Bangs happen all the time." This film is one part of the Science channel series "Through the Wormhole" narrated by Morgan Freeman. Event is free, but donations are welcome. For more information: http://www.worldculture.org
Event posted July 15, 2013
Last updated July 15, 2013