Kielder Observatory is an astronomical attraction at Kielder Water & Forest Park run by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Please visit www.kielderobservatory.org for all event bookings.
Cosmology workshops – learn about our best current theory for the origin of the universe, the evidence that supports it and outstanding mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.
If this is a topic that interests you now is your chance to learn more, accessible to all and no qualifications in Astro-Physics required!
For three Sundays in June its all about "cosmology" or the study of the large scale universe. From the big bang to the end of the universe.....it may all seem a little highbrow, well it can be, but this workshop is all about appealing to those who want to know more and it is to be delivered by the team of astronomers at the facility, headed up by Dr Fred Stevenson and observatory Director Gary Fildes. Between them they have a lifetime of experience in research and science communication.
Throughout history human beings have asked fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. Did it have an origin? And if so will it end? Where did it come from? Today we rely on science to investigate these questions and slowly the science of cosmology is providing us with answers that provide us with the most incredible and intricate story of the evolution of the universe.
Over the past one hundred years scientists have constructed a 'standard model' of cosmology – the, so called, 'big-bang' theory. In this day long event we will evaluate all aspects of this theory and assess the evidence that supports it. From the expansion of the universe to the famous micro-wave background radiation.
We will also discuss the outstanding mysteries of dark matter and dark energy and look at the techniques that physicists and astronomers are using in order to try and determine the nature of these enigmatic substances.
|Cosmology Workshop takes place at...|
|Kielder Observatory, Kielder (Science and Technology)|
|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
(Adult Ticket )
(Concession Ticket )
|Booking is Essential|
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