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
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NEWS - 03 May 2013 The NSO is recruiting! (...details)
NEWS - 02 May 2013 LJMU Professor visits Alaska - virtually! (...details)
NEWS - 22 Apr 2013 ARI in Space! (...details)
NEWS - 27 Feb 2013 The Adventures of the Serapis (...details)
NEWS - 26 Feb 2013 Near Earth Asteroid 2012 DA14 Tracked with Liverpool Telescope (...details)
NEWS - 30 Jan 2013 Director of ARI attends inauguration of Thai National Telescope (...details)
NEWS - 22 Jan 2013 NSO celebrates its 50,000th observing request (...details)