Science Pub features The Big Bang and Beyond

What does the Universe look like and what is our place in it? How is it evolving and what was it like in the distant past? What will it be like in the far future?

For anyone who has pondered these questions, the April 12 Science Pub Salem is the place to be. Join Willamette University physics chair and cosmologist Richard Watkins in an exploration of the Universe and its evolution.

After Watkins’ presentation, “The Big Bang and Beyond: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe,” he will answer questions from the audience.

The event is free, and the presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

Brown's Towne Lounge is open to adults 21 and over, and it is in the heart of downtown Salem at 189 Liberty St. NE. Tables usually fill by 6 p.m., so arrive early for a seat and to enjoy happy hour specials.

Science Pub Salem is a partnership between the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Willamette University. Instead of a speaker behind a distant podium, expect an informal presentation over food and drinks with plenty of time for a lively discussion.

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