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EEESTA Prestige Seminar 2012 - Discovering the Hidden Universe

Seminar

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EEESTA's prestige event of 2012, celebrating the Herschel Space Observatory, the biggest telescope ever launched into space and the spectacular scientific results produced by it. Come and hear the challenges of assembling and launching a major space observatory, and how it is used to observe the obscured Universe: the dusty origins of solar systems, star formation in our own galaxy and the formation of distant galaxies over 10 billion years ago.

Date and Time

14 November 2012 - 17:30-21:30

Location

Hatfield, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Third party event.


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Herschel, the biggest telescope ever launched into space, with a single mirror of 3.5 metres in diameter, is one of four European Space Agency “cornerstone” missions. Herschel observes the obscured Universe: the dusty origins of solar systems, star formation in our own galaxy and the formation of distant galaxies over 10 billion years ago.

The speakers will present an historical overview of far-infrared astronomy from space, a discussion of the challenges of assembling and launching a major space observatory, and of building its instrumentation (cameras and spectrometers). They will give a flavour of the spectacular science results produced by the Herschel Space Observatory over the last two years.

This Seminar is organised by EEESTA as a joint event with The IET and other professional science and engineering Institutions. The Seminar is preceded by refreshments and a networking opportunity, and ends with a chaired discussion session when the audience can put forward their views and questions to the speakers.

An essential element of the prestige seminar is the final chaired discussion when the audience can put forward their views and questions to the speakers and debate some of the issues discussed.

Programme

5:30pm - Arrival and registration, refreshments and networking

6:45pm - Seminar

Welcome - Professor Quintin McKellar
Introduction - Professor Rowan-Robinson
History - Professor Rowan-Robinson
Instrument Building - Professor Griffin
New Scientific Results - Professor Barlow
Open Forum Q&A
Vote of Thanks - Des Prouse

9:30pm - Close

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Organiser

EEESTA

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