This event is free of charge.
|Date & Time|
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
182 Bayberry Lane
Westport, CT 06880
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|Limited parking is available in our parking lot near the tower.|
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The accelerated expansion of the Universe is the greatest mystery in Cosmology today. This shocking discovery, now almost two decades old, has had profound implications on theoretical and observational astronomy. I will review the current experimental evidence for cosmic acceleration, and describe the two most promising explanations that have been proposed so far: Dark Energy filling space, or failure of General Relativity on large scales. Finally, I will discuss ongoing and planned observational probes that can provide further hints on the nature of the acceleration by probing its behavior through cosmic time.