University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Join us for stargazing, observing with portable telescopes, observatory visits to use our half metre telescope, talks from our experts about cutting edge astronomy research, and your chance to ask them anything about astronomy! at University of Birmingham

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"Astronomy in the City"

University event offered by University of Birmingham

Event Summary:

Join us for stargazing, observing with portable telescopes, observatory visits to use our half metre telescope, talks from our experts about cutting edge astronomy research, and your chance to ask them anything about astronomy!

Full Event Details:

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general relativity, our best theory of gravity. General relativity is central to much of modern astrophysics (including research we do here), explaining everything from black holes to the expansion of the Universe itself. To celebrate, each Astronomy in the City will feature a themed talk, covering an aspect of general relativity, including the most violent explosions in the Universe, the mysterious dark energy and Nature's biggest black holes. We hope you are as excited as we are! This month, Carl-Johan Haster will be telling us about the most energetic explosions in the Universe.

Our future winter events are January 17th 2016 and March 9th 2016.
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Astronomy in the City events are strictly all ticket, and begin in the Poynting Building on our Edgbaston campus, within easy reach of local transport links.

November Programme

5:30 pm Doors open
5:55 pm Observatory ballot closes
6:00 pm Welcome to the University of Birmingham Observatory
6:05 pm Exploring the Night Sky in November and December
6:20 pm Gamma-ray bursts
6:40 pm Ask our Experts your Astronomical Questions
7:00 pm Break for Refreshments
7:15 pm Observing

Astronomy in the City is aimed at secondary school age and above (Year 7+). Younger children are welcome to attend the talks/observing on campus, but for safety reasons are not allowed to visit the Observatory.

All under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 2 (Students aged 7-11)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 3 (Students aged 11-14)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
Teachers (CPD)
Parents
Families

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

To find out more, visit one of our upcoming open days.






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