Workshop on Astronomy in the AS2 Curriculum
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Workshop on Astronomy in the AS2 Curriculum

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Bell Lecture Theatre

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen's University of Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

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The new CCEA specification for GCE physics contains Astronomy content, in the form of measuring redshifts and understanding the expansion of the Universe. For some teachers this will be unfamiliar territory, even if they originally covered this material at University.

We are offering a free half-day workshop on the Expansion of the Universe and Hubble's Law that will cover this new material with history, examples and an explanation of what's going on. In addition, there will be a short presentation on current extragalactic work at Queen's University. Worksheets, exercises and copies of talk slides will be made available online aftwer the workshop.

Preliminary Schedule:

1:00pm Arrival/Registration

1:30pm Introduction.

1:40pm Doppler shifts, distances in astronomy, the discovery of the Hubble Law, cosmological redshifts.

2:30pm Exercises, simple cosmology, Q&A

3:00pm Break - Tea/Coffee

3:20pm Extragalactic Astronomy at Queen's.

3:50pm Q&A, discussion

4.00pm Roundup and finish

Unfortunately we cannot offer lunch before the event. We also apologise in advance for not being able to offer parking spaces at Queen’s.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We apologise in advance for not being able to offer parking spaces at Queen’s.

What can I bring into the event?

A calculator.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email mp.outreach@qub.ac.uk


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