Meetings and Events


The March Meeting has been canceled due to the weather

General Meeting – April 5, 2023

Weird Science, Part Two
Particle Physics

Kurt Simon

Kurt Simon has been a Nevada County Astronomers member for many years, and is well-known in our circle for thinking outside the box. He finds that a lot of scientific theories and conclusions are questionable at both ends of the scale – regarding both Cosmology and Particle Physics. He presented Part 1 on Cosmology weirdness in January’s meeting.

This March, in Weird Science Part Two – Particle Physics, Kurt will show that the current Standard Model of Particle Physics and Quantum theory is riddled with strange, non-intuitive assertions. He will discuss an alternative explanation based on energy wave theory that provides a classical non-probabilistic description of all particles and forces, including gravity. 

Kurt Simon has a PhD in Systems Engineering from UCLA. He worked for Rocketdyne on the rocket engines that went to the moon, and worked for 31 years at TRW developing data systems for satellite based image and signal collection systems.

NC Astronomers Meets at 7pm in the
Madelyn Helling Library Community Room
980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959

If you have a clear view to the west from home, there will be a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter at twilight on the evening of 3/1. Their separation will be only 0.5 degrees, so they would both fit inside a single binocular view!