Long Eaton Astronomical Society Meeting – Tuesday 12th February 2013

Re-scheduled from 6th December 2012.

Professor Michael Merrifield, University of Nottingham – 21st Century Telescopes

We are pleased to welcome Professor Michael Merrifield who will be giving a talk about 21st century telescopes on Tuesday starting at 6pm.

Astronomical discoveries and the development of technology have always gone hand in hand. Only a few years after its invention, Galileo was using the telescope to revolutionize our view of the Universe. The story is the same in the 21st century, with some truly amazing developments in technology promising massive leaps forward in our understanding of the Universe. This talk will discuss how telescopes and other instrumentation have developed to-date, and what is on the drawing board for the coming decades. It will also describe some of the scientific advances that we hope to make with these instruments, ranging from measuring the accelerating expansion of the Universe to making the first detections of life outside the Solar System. Even in this time of budget cuts and austerity, Prof Merrifield will argue that it is still well worth investing to explore the Universe in which we live.

The meeting is open to members of the public, if you are not currently a member of the society please email the observatory to book your places. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

On arrival follow the signs from main reception to the observatory building, refreshments will be available from 5.45pm with the meeting starting at 6pm. After the talk there will be an observing opportunity if the weather is clear.

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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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2 Responses to Long Eaton Astronomical Society Meeting – Tuesday 12th February 2013

  1. Michelle Brighouse says:

    Hi Hayley, I would like to book 2 places for the above meeting please. Cheers, from Michelle Brighouse.

    Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________

  2. ihallen@aol.com says:

    Dear Miss Flood

    Callum and I would love to come to this but Callum has Gymnastics on a Tuesday evening and I am not sure if he is training for a competition so it is more difficult to miss it.

    I would like to come on my own if possible if Callum cannot make it?

    Also are you doing anything in respect of the asteroid that is passing later this week/

    Thanks

    Ivan (Callums Dad)

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