From the 16th century, explorers started travelling around the Earth making maps and figuring out the shapes of land masses and oceans. On the scale of the Universe, only now do we have large telescopes that allow us to make maps of the surroundings of our galaxy and revealing our local neighbourhood in the Universe. This lecture will discuss the scales of distance and time that the cosmographers use, and present what we know of the locality we live in.
A Level students and members of the general public are welcome as usual, but this talk is especially aimed at a younger audience too - all children over the age of ten.
Tea and coffee will be provided from 7 pm in the Tea Room of the Poynting building, the lecture will start at 7:30pm.