The MIT Club of Maine is delighted to announce that we will hold our annual Lobster Picnic on Tuesday, August 16th 2016 at Range Ponds State Park in Poland Springs ME, beginning at 12:00 PM. (Rain or shine; the picnic tables and benches are in a roofed, open-sided shelter, with restrooms and a kitchen).
Following the lunch, we will be proud to present Dr. Gerry as he takes us on a whirlwind tour through space-time, beginning ~13.7 billion years ago with the singularity that we know as the “Big Bang”; continuing through the present and on into the far future. With Ed as our guide, we’ll re-visit familiar (or not) space-time milestones such as the genesis of the chemical elements, formation of the galaxies, coalescence of our own solar system (~4.6 billion years ago), learn of our own makeups as clumps of “stardust”, and explore the counterintuitive idea that what we see in our universe is less than 1% of the mass/energy that’s actually “out there”. We’ll also get a glimpse of the work of CERN and LIGO and their recent discoveries, including the Higgs Boson and the detection of Gravity Waves.
To reserve places for yourself and your guests, please register online at the "Register Online" (button above), or send a check for $27 per person to our Club Treasurer using the downloadable form at the "Pay by Check" (button above), to arrive by 4:00 P.M. on Monday, August 15th.
Please call Ervin Davis (207.282.8096) or Bill Bisson (207.317.1995) with any questions.
Driving Directions to 26, State Park Rd, Poland Spring, ME 04274
From Rt 95 either north or south, take Exit 75 (U.S. 202 / Maine 4 / Maine 100) toward Auburn. Turn right onto Washington St South, then right onto Kittyhawk Drive, left onto Lewiston Junction Road, and left onto Empire Road. The State Park entrance is on the right, less than half a mile down Empire Road, and a short distance beyond the sign for the private campground.
Please note that the park charges an admission fee at the gate. Current fees per the Park’s website: Maine seniors (65 and over) and kids (12 and under) are admitted free. Maine adults (under 65) pay $6.00, Nonresident adults pay $8.00. Nonresident seniors pay $2.00.