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Light and Colour in the Universe

Lecture

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Light is the messenger and Colour the Message

Date and Time

26 September 2018 - 10:00-11:30

Location

Lytham, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - NW:Lancs&Cumbria local network.


About this event

Light is the messenger and colour its message. The light we see with our eyes is only a tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum ranging from the X-ray to the radio, used by astronomers, to unravel the mysteries of stars, galaxies and blackholes. In this richly illustrated talk, we will first look at some of the new telescopes, including the ‘Extremely Large Telescope’, with its 39m mirror, currently being built in Chile and  then at the  techniques used to obtain the images. We will then look at some of the amazing results from these telescopes  and see what they have to tell us about our Universe.

Programme

10 to 10.30  Refreshments and Networking
10.30 to 11.30 Lecture

Reasons to attend

To unravel the mysteries of stars, galaxies and blackholes

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