Astrophysics and Newton's view on how colours are explained would make us believe that there are no green stars. However, how do we experience colours with our eyes? This has been discussed ever since Newton split white light into its colours. Goethe gives us some insight into the phenomenon of colours and how we see them.
Dr H Liang (NTU) is presenting her talk titled Goethe, Colours and Green Stars - The Phenomena of Colour that will introduce the inspiring debate on colour between Newton and Goethe. It will outline how we actually see the colours of stars and the universe. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is visible in this month's sky.
Booking is required for this event. To reserve your place, simply add this event to your basket by clicking 'Add to Basket' on the webpage (http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/events/9/search.aspx/keywords?keywords=Open%20Dome&categoryid=2&page=1&tab=UPCOMING).
Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.
Refreshments will be offered before hand in the CELS foyer.
Afterwards visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the spring sky with the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes, and binoculars if the weather allows it.
If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest