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Night Vision

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17:00 – 19:00 23 Apr 2013
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Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Hicks Building, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 4DT

Speakers: Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London)

Drawing on exciting discoveries of the last forty years, Night Vision explores how infrared astronomy, an essential tool for modern astrophysics and cosmology, helps astronomers reveal our universe's most fascinating phenomena - from the birth of stars in dense clouds of gas, to black holes and distant colliding galaxies, and the traffic of interstellar dust from the formation of our Solar System.
While surveying the progress in infrared observation, astronomer Michael Rowan-Robinson introduces us to the pioneering scientists and engineers who painstakingly developed infrared astronomy over the past two hundred years.
Accessible and well-illustrated, this comprehensive lecture is aimed at the interested science reader, amateur astronomer, or university student, while researchers in astronomy and the history of science will find Rowan Robinson's talk a valuable resource.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: Sheffield University
Organised by: IOP Yorkshire Branch

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