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Jaya Ramchandani astronomy & light education | academic writing & editing STORIES I MUST SHARE ABOUT THE UNIVERSE 5

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A presentation I gave in March 2013 at The Goa Project, an UnConference held in Goa, India, bringing together people from different walks of life. For the slides with narration, go to...

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  • 1. Jaya Ramchandani astronomy & light education | academic writing & editing STORIES I MUST SHARE ABOUT THE UNIVERSE5

2. ? where have we come? A story of exploration 3. 2000 kilometers 4. 12,742 kilometers 5. 150,000,000 kilometers 6. 150,000,000 kilometers = 1 Astronomical Unit (1 AU) 7. 150,000,000 kilometers = 1 Astronomical Unit (1 AU) = 8 light minutes 8. DIRTY DANCING A story of dance 9. Proxima Centauri Sun 271,000 AU ~4.22 light years 10. .01 AU (1,391,000 kilometers) 11. 7 billion times smaller 12. 7 billion times smaller 13. 7 billion times smaller How far is the next football-star from us? 14. 6,000 km 15. 100,000 AU 16. 1000 billion times smaller 17. 1000 billion times smaller 18. 1000 billion times smaller How far is the next football-galaxy? 19. 50 m 20. THE ULTIMATE LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP A story of love 21. 22. Quantum Teleportation Quantum Power 23. Quantum Teleportation Quantum Power Telepathy? 24. WAVES OF LIFE A story of dualism 25. 1642-1727 26. 1629-1695 27. 1629-1695 1773-1829 28. 1879-1955 29. The massless wavicle that we know and love 30. The massless wavicle that we know and love A familiar friend, this negatively charged, busy lil guy likes to bond We would not be here without her positivity He insists on remaining neutral 31. CIRCLES IN THE SAND A timeless mystery 32. Mandrem, 2005 33. Mandrem, 2005 34. Mandrem, 2005 35. Leiden, 2010 36. Normal Matter 4% 37. Dark matter is matter that is inferred to exist from gravitational effects on visible matter and background radiation, but is undetectable by emitted or scattered radiation. 38. Dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy that permeates all of space. Its responsible for accelerating the expansion of our universe. 39. Credits / Acknowledgements Images, Videos, and Simulations: APOD, ESO, EU-UNAWE, Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, IYA2009, Leiden University, NASA, Particle Zoo, Random Google Images, Renee Nault, Tout Est Quantique (Everything is Quantum), UFO Sightings Daily Food for Thought: Cassiopeia Project, Hyper Physics, Vimeo, Wikipedia, You Tube Friends: Marta Jakus, Nash Paul, Paula Andrea Ortiz Otalvaro, Radha Barooah, Rebecca Carvalho, Rucha Kurtkoti, Sara Khalafinejad, Veena Venkateshwaran Universe at Large 40. Contact Jaya Ramchandani Astronomy and Light Education, EU Universe Awareness e. [email protected] Academic Writing and Editing, Sirius Interactive e. [email protected]