Exploring the Universe from Jodrell Bank; Heritage Lecture Series
|Starts:||19:30 30 Jun 2016|
|Ends:||21:00 30 Jun 2016|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Our understanding of the Universe has changed dramatically since Sir Bernard Lovell first
arrived at Jodrell Bank in December 1945. The radio telescopes built here have allowed us to
find objects in the Universe which we never knew existed. In the 1960s networks of
telescopes helped discover the first quasars. In 1979 Jodrell Bank scientists discovered the
first gravitational lens. Pulsars were also unknown 70 years ago and work done with the Lovell
Telescope has contributed greatly to our understanding of these enigmatic objects.
This lecture will explore how our understanding of the universe has changed in the past 70
years and how work done at Jodrell Bank has contributed to this.
Pre lecture dinner is available from the Planet Pavilion Cafe. Pre-booking necessary.
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