Lovell lecture: The formation of stars and planets – new insight from the Herschel Space Observatory
|Starts:||19:30 3 Mar 2016|
|Ends:||21:00 3 Mar 2016|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|How much:||Adults £8
/ Concessions £6
/ 10% discount for annual pass holders|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Professor Derek Ward-Thomson|
Prof Derek Ward-Thompson
University of Central Lancashire
The Herschel Space Observatory was an ESA space telescope which flew from 2009 until 2013 and collected a huge archive of imaging and spectroscopy at several far-infrared wavelengths. It studied, amongst other things, many regions of star formation. Detailed analysis of these investigations has allowed astronomers to revise their thinking on how stars and planets form. A new paradigm has emerged, in which magnetic fields, filamentary structures and gravitational attraction combine to produce the mass function of stars that we observe today. The next generation of instruments will now be targeted to test the predictions of this new theory.
Pre-lecture dining is available in the Jodrell Bank Café.
Our award winning cafe will be serving delicious pre-lecture dinners. Why not indulge in an evening treat?
Roast lamb belly, forced rhubarb, crispy kale £13.95
Sprouting broccoli, leek & blue cheese linguini, toasted walnuts £9.95
Seared salmon, parsley risotto, spring greens, confit garlic £13.95
Please email email@example.com to make a booking enquiry. The cafe will be reserved for those who have booked pre-lecture dinner.
Price: Adults £8
Concessions: Concessions £6
Offers: 10% discount for annual pass holders
Professor Derek Ward-Thomson
Organisation: University of Central Lancashire
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