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Open Dome Event - Outside the Galaxy

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20:00 – 22:00 29 Jan 2015
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CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
Parking is available only for booked visitors in the North Gate car park.

Trying to understand our origins is part of far reaching research projects in astronomy. These include understanding and modelling our Universe which contains a plethora of galaxies where our Milky Way is only one. The general picture of a cosmos filled with many galaxies is now common knowledge.

However, as astronomy became astrophysics and both spectroscopy and larger telescopes became essential equipment of astronomical research a problem arose. Nebulous objects representing spiral features were well known but could not be convincingly explained as being within our galaxy given certain newly discovered properties. Dr R Turner (NTU) will illustrate the dilemma and tense discussions resulting from the debate if these nebula could be objects beyond our galaxy in his talk Outside the Galaxy - A Brief History of Extragalactic Astronomy. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is visible in this month's sky.

While attending this event you consent to filming, photography and sound recording which may include you as a member of the audience and its use in publication or advertising distribution either printed or online without payment or copyright.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: East Midlands Branch + NTU
Contact details: Dan Brown, daniel.brown02@ntu.ac.uk

Booking is required, please follow the link on the webpage http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/events/9/home.aspx/event/167730/default/open_dome_event_-_outside_the_galaxy_-_a_brief_history_of_extragalactic_ast#details

http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/events/9/home.aspx/event/167730/default/open_dome_event_-_outside_the_galaxy_-_a_brief_history_of_extragalactic_ast


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