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Open Dome Event - Observing General Relativity – Light Bending, War and Peace

Thursday, November 21, 2019 20:00 - 22:00

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In November one hundred years ago results were announced confirming Einstein's theory of General Relativity. These findings stemmed from previous solar eclipse expeditions that year from around the world. Making the measurements, however, had proved to be far from straightforward and the expeditions had nearly never taken place due to the first world war.

Dr Robin Turner (NTU) will consider in his talk Light bending and war and peace the science and its wider significance in the context of the political background. A fascinating overview how science, society and politics go hand in hand.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

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The event will start at 8pm with Dr Robin Turner's (NTU) talk Light bending and war and peace. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Autumn sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham
Calendar: Alumni Community Events Calendar
Category: Lecture/Speaker
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