Event Date: 16 March 2017
University of London
Professor Stewart Boogert (RHUL)
Astronomy: a journey from amateur to (more) professional
Looking in wonder at celestial objects through a small telescope can also be the first step on a long, exciting and fun journey towards becoming an Astronomer. On the occasion of BBC Stargazing Live and British Science Week, Professor Stewart Boogert describes his journey from amateur astronomer towards making complex measurements with Royal Holloway’s teaching telescope. His talk will cover the faintest, furthest, biggest, coldest things which can be observed, or even measured with a small telescope. After the lecture, weather permitting, Professor Boogert and his students will make real time observations with the telescope and discuss the observable night sky in spring.
All are welcome to this free public lecture and GCSE/A-level students
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