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Five Things: Kepler Was Just a Little Off

With notes on running, an author and why bad things happen to good people.

Today is Wednesday, April 27. Here are five things you need to know.

I’m a little dubious on this weather report. If you recall , I said that Weather Underground predicted we’d have storms yesterday. It did, and we didn’t. So, here, accept this grain of salt. Consume it, if you like, as I relay to you that Weather Underground again predicts that the town has a chance of thunderstorms again today. To be fair, the site says there’s only a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Enjoy the salt.

Ever wonder? Saint Agnes Church will host a talk today on the topic of . Professor Ernest Collamati will discuss God’s presence in the suffering in our world.

Meet an author. David Greenberg, author of the young adult novel “A Tugging String”—based on his own experiences growing up during the civil rights era—will tonight at the library. The talk is open to all and appropriate for students in grades 5 and up.

Care for a quick jaunt? The Mystic Runners Club will gather at the Lord Wakefield Hotel tonight for a quick 5k . If you feel like lacing up your running shoes, bring $2 and join them.

He may have been off by a few decimal points. On this day in 4977 B.C., according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, the universe was created. While Kepler gave the world many great things, including a foundation explanation for how and why planets move, this was not one of his better moments.

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