HMC Physics Colloquium

Tuesdays at 16:30 in Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, Room B460

Mark Vagins

University of California at Irvine

Close Encounters of the Absurd Kind — A Scientist Looks at UFO’s

April 26, 2005

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird? It’s a plane? It’s... a weather balloon? What’s the real deal with America’s ongoing UFO obsession, anyway? What does a professional astrophysicist with an interest in the offbeat think about the whole paranormal scene? Come on an exploration of the claims and issues involved, both from a scientific perspective and through the tales of the true believers. It will be an eye-opening hour!