Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana

GLPA Workshop - Cosmic Analogies: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

  • presented by Dragan Huterer, Randy Landsberg, Hiranya Peiris, and Andrew Zentner
  • 90 minutes
  • maximum of 30 participants
  • no fee

Representatives from the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) will share and critique cosmology analogies used by planetarians, educators, and researchers themselves. They will offer their own favorite and least favorite analogies, explaining what they feel is good, bad, and just ugly about each. Audience participation will be encouraged. The discussion will also be fueled by analogies suggested by participants of previous KICP cosmology short courses who will be polled ahead of time via email for their contributions.