|Starts:||19:00 11 Apr 2013|
|Ends:||21:30 11 Apr 2013|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre|
|Venue opening hours:||6.00pm - 9.30pm|
|How much:||Adult 8.00
|Who is it for:||Families, Adults, General public|
Professor Philip Diamond - SKA Director General
The Square Kilometre Array: detecting the cosmic dawn, gravitational waves and life in the Universe.
The SKA will be the next generation radio telescope; it will be the largest scientific instrument ever built. It is an international project, with 11 countries involved to date. The project Headquarters is based in a new building at Jodrell Bank Observatory. The SKA is being designed to address some of the most fundamental scientific questions that face humanity, from studying the physics of the dawn of the cosmos, through probing Einstein's predicted gravitational waves to understanding the origins of life itself. I will describe the scope, goals and status of the SKA and provide a flavour of some of the technological challenges that face the design team.
This event is suitable for 15 years +
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Price: Adult 8.00
Travel and Contact Information
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre