Space Lates: 200th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society

Posted by lnf2 at Dec 02, 2019 10:05 AM |
On Saturday 18 January 2020, the National Space Centre will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society, and looking to the future of the next big space missions.

This is the perfect chance to visit the National Space Centre out of hours, with the galleries packed with guest talks, hands-on science, planetarium shows, and stargazing. We’re especially delighted to be joined by three members of the School of Physics and Astronomy, including:

Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moons by Professor Emma Bunce

Join Emma Bunce, President-elect of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a focus on the next big Solar System missions – a voyage to the worlds of ice and fire around Jupiter.

Chasing Cosmic Explosions by Dr Rhaana Starling

Violent astrophysical events, like stellar deaths and neutron star mergers, are short-lived. The Universe is constantly monitored from Space and from Earth to pick up the initial signal from an event. After that, it’s up to on-call astronomers to act fast to capture further data on the fading embers. Dr Rhaana Starling will describe the quest to reveal the nature, physics and environments of many of these transient events, focusing particularly on chasing both gamma-ray bursts and gravitational waves.

Awesome Aurora and the Planeterrella with Dr Gabby Provan

See the northern lights created before your very eyes in this drop-in interactive display of plasma, magnetism, and the power of the Sun.

Tickets cost £8. For full details and how to book:

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