Dr Emma Chapman Royal Astronomical Society Fellow, Imperial College London

In February 2018 we got the first glimpse of the creation of the first stars using radio telescopes and were blown away with what we saw. I will introduce what we think we know about the era of the first stars, why we already seem to have been proved wrong in a very exciting way with the first detection, and how the upcoming Square Kilometre Array, in Australia, will create an actual movie of our Universe growing up.

Be astounded and be amazed at our first lecture which covers the news earlier this year that astronomers have detected signals from the cosmic dawn.

‘Revolutionary’ observations suggest the first stars appeared 180m years after the big bang – and may hold information on dark matter. 

What a start to our new programme!

You can see Dr Chapman's slides with an audio recording of her talk here, and there are many more videos of our past talks available when you subscribe to our YouTube channel.


[Dr Emma Chpaman at Imperial]

[The Square Kilometre Array]

[Cosmic Dawn - The Guardian]