Speaker Evening – Does my mirror look big in this??


Tonight's Speaker: Dr Julian Onions

Tonight's Topic: Does my mirror look big in this?


Summary: After a very brief review of how telescopes work, we look at some of the existing telescopes, both visible and other wavebands, and consider why they are so big, what they can and can't see and      what the telescopes planned for the next few years will deliver.


Sky Notes by: TBA


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Date/Time
Date - 24/02/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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We are delighted to welcome Julian Onions to BAS this evening…

After a very brief review of how telescopes work, we look at some of the existing telescopes, both visible and other wavebands, and consider why they are so big, what they can and can’t see and      what the telescopes planned for the next few years will deliver.

Julian has always had an interest in astronomy, and after many years as an amateur studied for a Phd in astrophysics at the University of Nottingham. There he studies computer models of galaxy formation using some of the biggest computers in the world, building model universes using mostly dark matter. He also helps out with undergraduate teaching and various outreach activities.

 

Again, this meeting will be held via Zoom – details of which have been sent to all registered members.