Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You

Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You 22 June 2016Wednesday 22nd June 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel,  4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

With Astronomer Steve Tonkin

As we go about our daily lives, it is easy to forget we are passengers on a small planet travelling at nearly 70,000 miles per hour around a solar system that orbits the Milky Way at equally breathtaking speeds. We often hear from apologists that our universe is ‘fine tuned for life’, but the reality is that most of our unbelievably vast universe is extremely hostile, with terrifying phenomena that could wipe out humanity in the blink of an eye if they ever come close enough. From gamma-ray bursts to asteroid impacts, and from supernovae to galactic collisions, it seems certain that the universe is out to get us! Steve Tonkin’s light-hearted but scientifically robust review of potentially cataclysmic events will help us understand many fundamental cosmological processes and their potential effects on us.

Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and has taught astronomy to adults and children for over 30 years.

He has written books and articles on practical astronomy, and has a monthly column in the BBC’s Sky at Night magazine. He is also a STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) ambassador with a special brief for astronomy.

“Join us for an entertaining review of the cosmic catastrophes that could threaten our existence here on earth

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed via its rear entrance in Gervis Road. The hotel has a small onsite car park, and roadside parking is also available in Gervis Road).

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