Tuesday, August 16, 2016  |  12:00 p.m. 
Bob's Seafood, 901 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062

 Where We’ll Feast On Maine’s Premier Seafood Delicacy, Deliciously Prepared With All The Trimmins’** By Bob’s Seafood Of Windham Me, And Hear From Our Club’s Own Dr. Edward T. Gerry (MIT Phd ’65) As He Presents: 

“From The Big Bang To Us – Thoughts About Contemporary Cosmology”

 w.j. bisson photo  

(A Big Bang – Not THE Big Bang, Of Course).

**”Trimmins’” will include drawn butter, lemon wedges, field-picked corn on the cob, kettle-cooked potato chips, fresh-made coleslaw, home-made cookies and other desserts, lemonade, free-range coffee and tea. 






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 host 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 send a check for $27 per person to our Club Treasurer using the form at the “Pay by Check” link above, to arrive by 4:00 PM Monday, August 15th.  (No charge for kids who are having hotdogs in place of lobster.) Cancellations received by that date will be fully refunded. 

Alternatively, you can make credit card reservations through the Club’s website, or by clicking on the “Register Online”  link above.  

Please call Ervin Davis (207.282.8096) or Bill Bisson (207.317.1995) with any questions.

Hope to see you there!

Bill Bisson, ’60
President, MIT Club of Maine

Driving Instructions to: Bob's Seafood
901 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062 (Google Map)

From I-95, coming from either north or south: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. 



Looking For Alums who were Tutoring Plus Volunteers 

Tutoring Plus of Cambridge,, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2014. In preparation for this very special celebration with a Mardi Gras themed event on Friday February 28th, 2014, the organization is making an effort to contact former volunteer tutors. Tutoring Plus hopes to include as many comments and reminiscences as possible as part of the program for the event, and of course they would be thrilled if you could deliver them in person!

If you were a Tutoring Plus volunteer as an MIT student, please contact Ellen McLaughlin, Executive Director at:, and let her know how she can best reach you to follow up, get your comments and reminiscences and send you an invitation to the event.

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