Next week we have Andy Newsam coming to visit us for three days as part of his Astro Tour. Andy Newsam is a Professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement at the Liverpool John Moores University and is also the director of the National Schools Observatory. During the last year he has been touring the country visiting as many places as possible to talk about science, astronomy and the universe.
Andy will be giving the following lectures while he is here. Please email Miss Flood or the observatory to book your places.
Monday 21st January, 3pm: Staff and student lecture – How to Explore the Universe
Open to students and staff at TLES and local secondary schools.
Observing the skies is at the core of everything we know about the planets, stars and galaxies that fill it, so any advance in our ability to see the universe will usually lead to fresh discoveries. In this talk we will see how modern technology has opening up a view of the Cosmos that goes far beyond the wildest dreams of astronomers only a couple of generations ago.
Tuesday 22nd January, 6pm: Long Eaton Astronomical Society Lecture – Things that Go Bang in the Night
Open to the general public, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Universe is a dynamic, ever-changing place full of extremes. From Black Holes to asteroids, massive exploding stars to elusive distant planets, every part of the Universe poses its own questions. But how are astronomers trying answer those questions? And how can you take part? Come along to find out.