When: Wednesday 4th May at 7:30 pm.
Where: Space Place / Carter Observatory and also available via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 5793 4315
What: Is Time an Illusion? – Antony Gomez
A large number of well-known physicists believe that time is not real. It is a human construct to help us tell the difference between now and our perception of the past. The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening right now. Human beings have the ability to remember the past but are unable to remember the future.
Speaker Antony Gomez is a former President of the Wellington Astronomical Society. As a child he looked up at the stars but it wasn’t till 2000 that he had his first look through a telescope. Now he is passionate about promoting astronomy through public outreach and education, showing others the wonders of the night sky. He has a keen interest in the physical sciences, especially in quantum physics and cosmology, which looks at the birth of the Universe and its ultimate fate.