Annual Harvard Speaker Program with Professor Robert Kirshner

Please join the Harvard Club of Miami with Professor Robert Kirshner, Harvard College Professor of Astronomy, Clowes Professor of Science.

The Harvard Club of Miami
is pleased to invite you to our Annual Harvard Speaker Program featuring

Harvard College Professor of Astronomy
Clowes Professor of Science

who will discuss

Exploding Stars and the Accelerating Cosmos:
Recent observations of exploding stars located halfway across the Universe reveal an astonishing fact: the expansion of the Universe is speeding up! Apparently, the universe is dominated by a mysterious "dark energy" that drives cosmic acceleration. Robert P. Kirshner, a distinguished astronomer and first-rate science educator, explains this astonishing new picture of the universe in a lively, richly illustrated presentation, laced with humor, drawing on his own first-hand account of the discovery.

Saturday, May 30, 2009
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Cocktail Buffet

8:30 PM Program

hosted at the home of
Ron and Charlene Esserman
Hughes Cove, 3303 Devon Court
Coconut Grove, FL  33133
Click here for directions

Cost for this event:

Current Member and 1 Guest: 
$40.00 per person (prepaid)

$45.00 per person

Your non-refundable pre-payment must be received no later than Tuesday, May 26th



Robert P. Kirshner '70 is Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University. The author of over 200 scientific publications, Kirshner has also written for a broader public in National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, Natural History, and Scientific American magazines and is a frequent public speaker on science. His award-winning popular-level book The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos is now in paperback from Princeton University Press and has been translated into 4 languages. At Harvard, Kirshner teaches a Core course with an enrollment of 225, Science A-35: The Energetic Universe. From 2001 to 2007, Kirshner and his wife, filmmaker and author Jayne Loader, served as Masters of Quincy House. Kirshner is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He has just finished a term as President of the American Astronomical Society. In 2007, Kirshner and his colleagues of the High-Z Supernova Team (including many of his former students and postdocs) shared the Gruber Prize in Cosmology.