Thursday, May 18 – A History of Structure in the Universe with the Montauk Observatory. 7:00PM-8:30PM. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG), the South Fork History Museum (SoFo) and the Montauk Observatory.  The universe is a dynamic place that is rich with structure: from tiny fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background to the filamentary distribution of the galaxies we see today. Although the evolution of the universe (from seconds after the Big Bang until today) is well-understood, puzzles still remain. For example, what generated the structure we see in the universe? What happened before the Big Bang?  Stony Brook University astronomer, Marilena LoVerde PhD, will discuss the evolution of the universe, what we know, what questions remain and how we hope to find the answers.  Weather permitting, observing the sky through a telescope will follow the lecture.  Meet at the SoFo Museum parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.