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Exploring the night skies with Robotic Telescopes

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19:30 – 21:30 22 Oct 2013
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Large Lecture Theatre, Poynting Physics Building, School of Physics and Astronomy,The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT

Speakers: Dr Chris Leigh, Liverpool John Moore’s University & NSO, and Dr Sarah Roberts, University of South Wales & Faulke’s Telescope Project

This lecture will illustrate how using robotic telescopes can help us investigate the properties of objects in our night sky and find out more about the Universe around us.A demonstration of the impact calculator will be included, showing how astronomy can be brought “down2earth”. The properties of an asteroid are chosen and then it is smashed into a Google Earth map to see how big the crater would be…... There will also be an opportunity to handle some real meteorites; and information where you can find more projects to work on at home or at school, if you
wish to find out more!

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Sponsored by: IOP West Midlands & Physics Teachers’ Centre
Organised by: IOP West Midlands & Physics Teachers’ Centre
Contact details: Please note that tea and coffee will be provided from 7 pm in the Tea Room of the Poynting building.

Lecture free of charge. 

Lynne Long - l.long@bham.ac.uk

The lecture programme can also be found on our web site
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/physics/outreach/index.aspx

Up to date details and maps of the University can be found on the University web site http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/index.aspx

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/physics/outreach/index.aspx


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