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Astronomy: a journey from amateur to (more) professional
Thu 16 March 2017, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Amateur astronomy is often people’s first contact with physics. No other area of physics can be performed in a back garden or open space with relatively inexpensive equipment. Looking in wonder at celestial objects through a small telescope is usually 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, Royal Holloway Physicist, talks about his journey from being an amateur astronomer towards making complex measurements with the Royal Holloway teaching telescope. The talk will cover the faintest, furthest, biggest, coldest things which can be observed, or even measured with a small telescope.
Weather permitting, after the lecture Professor Boogert and his students will make real time observations with the telescope and discuss the observable night sky in spring.
If you would like to book a school group up to this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there an age limit for the lecture?
No, the lecture is open to everyone. It is, however, primarily aimed at a GCSE/A-Level audience with an interest in science.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Information on how to get to our Egham campus can be found here.
Parking is available on campus, please use Car Park 12. A map of the campus can be found here.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions, please get in touch either via email:
Or by calling:
01784 27 6465
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, a registration will be taken at the door, there is no need to bring your ticket.