How big is the Universe? How long has the Universe been around? Astronomy and astrology; value of astronomy in science. In particular this session is an opportunity for people who are unfamiliar with computers to learn to use a personal computer and to become accustomed to the world wide web.
The night sky has always appeared strangely colourless to the eye, however it requires modern imaging techniques to reveal the colours which tell us of the origin and destiny of the stars. In this virtual exhibition and accompanying video Professor David Malin (Anglo-Australian Observatory) describes how the true colours of the Universe are revealed and what they mean.
The modern view of the Sun-Earth-Moon system; early civilisations' view of the Universe; Greek cosmological theory
Copernicus and the subsequent revolution in thought; Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein; the astronomical and technological revolution
This session covers seasons, tides, phases of the Moon; eclipses; monitoring and communications satellites; finding your way around the night sky; constellations; motion of the planets
Underground, ground and space-based ... professional multi-wavelength astronomy; the electromagnetic spectrum; the Liverpool robotic telescope and the World-Wide Web
Solar flares; sunspots; solar granulation; internal structure; composition; solar corona and wind; solar energy; solar neutrino problem.
Inner 'rocky' planets; asteroids; outer gaseous planets; comets; formation and evolution; planetary exploration; planetary mining
Journal Club - 25 AprRich Williams
Seminar - 30 AprMark Swinbank (Durham)
First results from two ALMA surveys of sub-mm galaxies in the ECDFS and UDS fields (...more)
Seminar - 07 MayMatt Bershady (Wisconsin)
Seminar - 14 MayKate Maguire (ESO)
Seminar - 21 MayAnnette Ferguson (Edinburgh)
Merseyside Astronomy Day IX
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
The event will include a series of talks from a range of professional astrophysicists, with some additions this year in our new venue including an Ask the Astronomer panel session and an exhibition.
For further details and full programme including how to book, click here
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NEWS - 23 Jan 2014 A remarkable recurrent nova in M31 (...details)
NEWS - 10 Dec 2013 Cosmic traffic jam probed by giant robot (...details)
NEWS - 06 Dec 2013 150th Anniversary of UK-Japan Academic Interaction (...details)
NEWS - 28 Nov 2013 Liverpool Telescope goes comet chasing with Sky at Night (...details)