VENUS 2012: Exploring the Distant Universe

Date: 
2 Jun 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
Family friendly

VENUS 2012

Exploring the Universe; The Next Generation of Telescopes

Family public lecture

When: Saturday 2 June 2012, 2pm
Where: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Martin Wood Building, Parks Road
Audience: 10+ years / family public lecture

Over the next ten years our understanding of the Universe will be transformed by a new generation of both space and ground-based telescopes.

The 20 year old Hubble Space Telescope will be replaced by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Discover how the JWST, with a mirror five times larger than Hubble will allow us to identify not only the most distant stars and galaxies in the Universe but find planets approaching the size of the Earth orbiting other nearby stars.

Find out about how a new class of ground based 'Extremely Large Telescopes' (ELTs), will complement JWST with their ability to obtain exquisitely detailed observations of individual objects such as distant galaxies.

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