Prof Andy Shearer

IAA Lecture 5th November – Prof Andy Shearer: “Feeding the giant – science possibilities of the next generation of extremely large telescopes.”

Synopsis: "Over the next ten years a number of new giant telescopes will come on line – these include the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and in X-rays, Athena. Each one of these will dramatically change our view of the universe. At a recent workshop in Galway, "Speed and Sensitivity: Expanding Astronomical Horizons with ELTs" the possibilities from the current generation of instruments as well as the next generation of instruments for ELTs were discussed. This talk will look at what science is possible with ELTs and what questions will be addressed and hopefully answered by ELTs."

Some of the new horizons being opened up by these developments are mind-blowing, so this will be a fascinating talk.

This lecture will as usual be in the Bell Lecture theatre, Physics building, main QUB Campus.

 The lecture is free and open to all, including free refreshments. Venue: the Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University, Belfast, at 7.30 p.m. 

 Thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for help in hosting these lectures.


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