Cosmic Tremors: The Quest for Colliding Black Holes

Cosmic Tremors: The Quest for Colliding Black Holes

17th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture The lecture In February 2016, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Washington state detected the collision of two black holes from the tremor they generated in space/time, finally confirming the reality...
Solar Eclipse 2017 Road Trip

Solar Eclipse 2017 Road Trip

You don’t want to miss this celestial event! This summer on August 21, a narrow path of solar eclipse totality will cross Missouri north of Kansas City. The last time Northwest Missouri saw a total solar eclipse was in 1806, the same year Lewis and Clark returned from...
Total Eclipse of the Sun: A Once in a Lifetime Event

Total Eclipse of the Sun: A Once in a Lifetime Event

The lecture The last time the Kansas City area saw a total eclipse of the Sun was in 1806, nearly a century before cars began using roads. On August 21, 2017—just a few months from now—the area will see a total eclipse of the Sun. This lecture will describe how...
From Galileo to Laudato Si’: Why Science Needs Faith

From Galileo to Laudato Si’: Why Science Needs Faith

This program is presented in partnership with Rockhurst University. We have reached our seating capacity for this event and have closed the wait list.  If you are unable to attend in person, watch the lecture live from your desktop or mobile device via livestream.com....
From Galileo to Laudato Si’: Why Science Needs Faith

From Galileo to Laudato Si’: Why Science Needs Faith

This program is presented in partnership with Rockhurst University. The lecture Logic and reason must always start with assumptions, and the assumptions behind science are, at their root, religious assumptions. Our core beliefs not only determine how we expect the...