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First stars in the Universe

Tuesday 9th October 2018 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00


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!

Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).
After the lecture a Friends' Table has been reserved at a local restaurant to entertain the speaker and for any of the audience who would like to join us to continue the evening's discussion. A two-course fixed price supper is served including wine, coffee and service charge.
Or if you have already booked for the event and now want to join us for supper Book Supper now

Venue: SAF Building, Imperial College London

Campus Map reference 33
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