Open Dome Event - From Landscape to Skyscape
Curious about the night sky and wanting to find out more? A free planetarium software Stellarium offers many ways of exploring the Universe. R Bartoz will introduce us to how he used Stellarium to bring astronomy closer to the public in his talk From Landscape to Skyscape and Down to that Boundary Between.
- From: Thursday 28 May 2015, 8 pm
- To: Thursday 28 May 2015, 10 pm
- Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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The story of how a landscape professional and an amateur astronomer came to concentrate on archaeoastronomy. Inspired by the many questions passers-by asked while he was surveying a megalithic stone circle, he decided to try and develop the potential of Stellarium, a computer planetarium, to answer some of those questions
R Bartosz used the magic of an astronomy software to help focus on what our ancestors could observe of the night sky and how the knowledge accumulated became infused into the culture of civilisations around the world. In his talk From Landscape to Skyscape and Down to that Boundary Between he will talk about Stellarium, a planetarium for all seasons and all reasons for anyone interested in astronomy. A large part of the talk will look at the start that has been made to help bring astronomy closer to the public, and indeed professionals such as archaeologists. The only qualification you need, is curiosity! This talk will be followed by a brief introduction on what is visible in this month's sky.
Booking is required for this event. While attending this event 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.
The event will start at 8 pm with the talk From Landscape to Skyscape and Down to that Boundary Between in CELS. 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 spring sky as well as the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes, and binoculars if the weather allows it.
A small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.
Booking is required for this event.
Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.
Parking is available only for booked visitors in the North Gate car park.