The Jodrell Bank Christmas Lectures – part of the Lovell Lecture series
|Starts:||19:30 10 Dec 2013|
|Ends:||21:00 10 Dec 2013|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
This Christmas we will be hosting three consecutive evening lectures which form part of our very popular Lovell Lecture series.
We are delighted to have Professor Tim O'Brien who will be giving a talk on The Radio Sky – Live at Jodrell Bank
When we began using telescopes to view our skies, the sights were astonishing. But this visible Universe is only part of the picture. In the 1940s, Jodrell Bank pioneered our exploration of the Universe using radio waves instead of visible light. This dramatically expanded our horizons – we could see quasars, pulsars and even the fading glow of the Big Bang itself.
In this talk I will make real-time (live) observations with the telescopes at Jodrell Bank to demonstrate how we investigate some of the exciting phenomena in the invisible radio sky.
Tim O’Brien is Professor of Astrophysics in The University of Manchester’s School of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Director of the Jodrell Bank Observatory.
TICKETS FOR THE 10th DECEMBER HAVE NOW SOLD OUT
Times 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Our award winning cafe will be serving delicious pre-lecture dinners. Take a look at our exclusive menu and indulge in a Christmas treat.
Sittings are at 6.00pm, 6.15pm 6.30pm and 6.45pm. Call 0161 306 9591 to book.
The cafe will be open for light refreshments to non diners.
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