Note the earlier-than-usual start time for this meeting


Tuesday December 15th 2015

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 5.30 pm: talk starts 6.30 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Dr Robert Jedicke

UH Institute for Astronomy

Einstein versus Santa


Physics is not normally considered a seasonal activity, but the advent of Christmas raises serious concerns about the validity of certain theoretical ideas. Specifically:

In this light-hearted presentation Robert will attempt to allay our fears.



After a brief stint as a Canadian professional football player, Robert held post-doctoral positions at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and at the University of Arizona's Lunar & Planetary Laboratory.

He spent several years developing image analysis software before accepting a faculty position at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii in March 2003.

Robert gave us a Science Cafe presentation on "Mini-moons" in November 2012.