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Voyager Lecture with Ron Smith: End of the World

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15

End of the World?

Are we the only planet in the universe lucky enough to still be here?



In the 1998 movie Armageddon, astronomers discover a large asteroid heading directly for earth. Our planet was saved by the heroic efforts of Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who blew it up in space. We all know that a collision with a large asteroid could destroy human civilization, and there are many other potential threats. As Ron Smith enumerates other hazards that could imperil our existence—rogue planets, black holes, X-ray bursts, coronal mass ejections, and supernovae—you might conclude that we have been extremely lucky to avoid extinction. All of these “end-of-the-world events” have given rise to a new theory about our chances of discovering an extraterrestrial civilization. It’s called “The Great Filter.” 

Analyzing end-of-the-world scenarios provides insight into our probability of finding another technological society. Are we one of multitudes of civilizations, or are we the only one lucky enough to have avoided an end-of-the-world scenario? Find out on April 30th.
  

An informal social gathering begins at 6 pm. Cost is $15, including refreshments.

(Note: The Voyager Lecture Series is sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank, and State Farm Insurance Agent Sherry McGhee.)

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Date:
April 30, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Venue

Center for the Arts at Kayenta
881 Coyote Gulch Court
Ivins, UT 84738
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Phone:
435-674-2787
Website:
www.KayentaArts.com

Voyager Lecture with Ron Smith: End of the World

End of the World?

Are we the only planet in the universe lucky enough to still be here?



In the 1998 movie Armageddon, astronomers discover a large asteroid heading directly for earth. Our planet was saved by the heroic efforts of Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who blew it up in space. We all know that a collision with a large asteroid could destroy human civilization, and there are many other potential threats. As Ron Smith enumerates other hazards that could imperil our existence—rogue planets, black holes, X-ray bursts, coronal mass ejections, and supernovae—you might conclude that we have been extremely lucky to avoid extinction. All of these “end-of-the-world events” have given rise to a new theory about our chances of discovering an extraterrestrial civilization. It’s called “The Great Filter.” 

Analyzing end-of-the-world scenarios provides insight into our probability of finding another technological society. Are we one of multitudes of civilizations, or are we the only one lucky enough to have avoided an end-of-the-world scenario? Find out on April 30th.
  

An informal social gathering begins at 6 pm. Cost is $15, including refreshments.

(Note: The Voyager Lecture Series is sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank, and State Farm Insurance Agent Sherry McGhee.)

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Knowing that the presence of art in our lives is essential, we are re-opening our doors in a healthy, safe way. 

Re-opening guidelines for all performances at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta:

  1. Social distance seating between all ticket groups (SEE SEAT MAP TO LEFT) Please purchase tickets in groups of two or more with family and friends if possible.
  2. Temperature checks of ALL patrons and performers will be taken upon entrance into the center.
  3. Mandatory mask wearing for all audience members and front of house staff.
  4. Multiple hand sanitizing stations in the Center.
  5. Disinfectant cleaning of theater seats, lobby and rest room surfaces after each performance.
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    “Only when we all feel safe will we be able to free our spirits to participate with the art being performed.”