The Solar System - Its Formation and Basic Dynamics

December 6th in Yarmouth

Jim Lynch, President of the Cape Cod Astronomy Society, will go through some basic concepts needed to understand the formation of the current Solar System. These include simple examples of Kepler's Laws, Newton's Laws, Laplace and tides, resonances,
nonlinear dynamics and chaos, and modern computing. With these tools, astronomers have been able to piece together a plausible, if still somewhat incomplete, picture of how our Solar System formed, how it is evolving, and what its eventual fate may be.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7:30 pm in the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Library. If you’d like, join us before each meeting at 5:45 for a Dutch treat dinner at the Hearth & Kettle, Route 28 in South Yarmouth welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on