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Connect your local experience to a cosmic perspective without leaving home!
(more details coming soon - summer 2020)
Timberline Lodge Star Parties
Join us in the lower Salmon parking lot at historic Timberline Lodge the evenings of June 29 and August 3, 2019 for a brief introduction to our cosmic context (beginning at 8:30 pm) followed by views of the universe through telescopes provided by local amateur astronomers. A number of astronomy experts will be there to help guide you around the night sky and answer your questions (and hopefully spark many new ones :-) Good views of Saturn and its incredible rings will be a beautiful feature at both star parties. Attendance is free and will be catered by Timberline Lodge. They'll have coffee and hot chocolate for sale along with a limited selection of food.
The Value of a Cosmic Perspective TEDx Talk
Todd's May 2017 presentation summarizing the perspective behind the Science Integration Institute.
Science on Screen: The Physics of Time Travel / Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
An introduction to what our current understanding of physics says about the possibilities of real time travel, followed by a showing of the movie "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" and time for questions at the end. More info is at http://hollywoodtheatre.org/bill-teds-excellent-adventure/
Connecting to Your Cosmic Context
How would the world change if we all spent a little more time looking at life from a very big picture, cosmic perspective, and talking with each other from that frame of mind? Join us at our next cosmic conversation and find out...
Link to slides from October 9, 2013 presentation for Center for Earth Leadership
Todd's most recent book is available if you need a reminder of your connection to a big picture, cosmic perspective but can't make it to one of our programs in person :o)
The Center for Earth Leadership held a showing of the 55-minute PBS Film "Journey of the Universe" on March 16. Todd helped lead a discussion after the film about the implications of its story, our cosmic story, for our everyday lives. Let us know if you'd like to arrange a similar discussion for your group or organization.
Our Cosmic History Lecture Series
Information and resources from this 2009 and 2010 lecture series.
Food for thought: "Regardless of different personal views about science, no credible understanding of the natural world or our human existence…can ignore the basic insights of theories as key as evolution, relativity, and quantum mechanics." ~ The Dalai Lama