Astronomy in the City— October 2019

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Poynting Physics Building

University of Birmingham

Birmingham

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Astronomy in the City is a series of (free) public events, each packed with astrophysics; stargazing, and tea and biscuits. Evenings begin with talks covering astronomical highlights and recent research, and a question-and-answer session (for everything from beginner's questions about the night sky to the latest work done here in Birmingham). Afterwards, if the weather cooperates, we have observing with telescopes on campus with members of the University's AstroSoc and the Birmingham Astronomy Society.

Each Astronomy in the City event features a talk on a different astrophysical topic connected to the research done at the University of Birmingham. University of Birmingham researcher Dr Matteo Bianconi will discuss the most massive systems in the Universe: galaxy clusters. Hosting up to thousands of galaxies, these giants are formed through some of the most energetic phenomena since Big Bang. Their complexity allows scientists to study many physical processes, including shedding light onto the elusive Dark Matter. By following the development of telescopes and observations, Dr Bianconi will explore the progress of galaxy cluster science in a talk titled "Galaxy clusters: the Universe's biggest laboratories" .

The first talk begins at 6:15 pm, in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Poynting Physics Building (R13 on the campus map) on the University's Edgbaston campus. The University's website has directions to the Edgbaston campus and how to find the Poynting Physics Building; the lecture theatre, refreshments and demonstrations are on the second floor. For more details, including a preliminary program, please see the event website.

Astronomy in the City is aimed at secondary school age and above. All under-18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/teacher.

This is the first Astronomy in the City of the 2019/2020 season, future events are planned for 20 November 2019, 29 January 2020 and 4 March 2020.

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University of Birmingham

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United Kingdom

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