Giving-More than Turkey and Stuffing

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The Academy is joining the ranks of other well-known nonprofits like PBS and NPR to solicit your help now through Dec. 31.

Dear Academy Members: To protect our independence, we’ll never run ads, sell our mailing list, or pay our wonderful course leaders and speakers who volunteer more than 100 hours of time per course. We’re a small non-profit with big business costs: rent, staff, insurance, equipment/computer maintenance, and coffee (okay, that last part isn’t that big business). And we love to offer our scholarships to those who need them!  Because we are committed to keeping tuition costs low, we survive on donations averaging all together about $7,845 a year, which doesn’t even cover the cost of the coffee we drink.

The Academy is something special–An athletic club for the mind where we can all go to connect, think, and learn. If The Academy is a place that enriches your life, please consider this request.

Now is the time we ask. If everyone reading this right now gave $100 (or whatever amount is comfortable to you), our fundraiser would be over within an hour.  If we can reach our goal of  $20,000, we can meet our needs not covered by tuition and membership fees.

Thank you for your consideration and patronage. Please bring checks payable to The Academy in any amount next week or mail them to The Academy, PO Box 3893, Greenwood Village, CO 80155

Corporate and anonymous donations are fine, too.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning wishes to confirm that no goods or services will be provided in exchange for your contribution. The Academy for Lifelong Learning is recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS. Letters will be sent by year end.

Please contact the Academy Directors at info@academyLL.org for questions or concerns.

 

 

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Break Out the Wigs! It’s an Einstein Party!

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Plus Anniversary cake!!!!Einstein

To button up our end-of-year programming, The Academy is offering a FREE lecture in conjunction with the Academy’s inaugural Giving Week.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, Noon-2
(with 15 minutes at 12:45 for cake eating and a passing period for those with a 1 p.m. class)

Einstein’s Key to the Universe – The 100th Anniversary of General Relativity

Einstein’s greatest achievement was his General Theory of Relativity which he presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin 100 years ago in November, 1915.

This discovery gave birth to the new science of cosmology which studies the structure, birth, and fate of the entire universe.  Huge advances in cosmology have occurred throughout the 20th century and into the present.

His success would make him the first international scientific celebrity. Einstein overcame personal health problems as well as the strife created by his pacifism in the midst of fervent nationalism while World War I raged.

Anger and revenge against him would follow him through the 1920s in Weimar Berlin and intensify with the rise of National Socialism.  He fled Germany for the United States just before Hitler became chancellor in 1933.

I will provide an overview of the key concepts of General Relativity and discuss the culture, personal issues, and harsh times that Einstein had to overcome.

Speaker:  John Anderson worked in technical sales and support in the computer industry for 30 years. Retirement allowed him to resume an undergraduate interest in physics and the history of science. He has facilitated several science classes at the Academy and OLLI, including “Neutrinos: Ghost Particles”, “The Great Equations,” “Feynman Physics Fest” and “Particle Physics for Non-Scientists.” He escaped to Colorado 26 years ago after a score of years in the New York/New Jersey area, including seven years on Wall Street. He has a degree in physics from Yale.

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