Open Dome Event – From Earth's Images to the Hubble Deep Field
It is now 40 years since the first full-Earth image was taken from space. Dr R Turner (NTU) will be talking about astronomy images that changed us, including the mind-blowing Hubble Deep Field.
- From: Thursday 26 May 2016, 8 pm
- To: Thursday 26 May 2016, 10 pm
- Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
Images are the most potent means of inspiring awe and wonder, and perhaps the most powerful of all are images of the Earth taken from space. This year sees the 40-year anniversary of full-Earth images taken from the Moon by both Russia and the USA; furthermore, it also sees the 60-year anniversary of Earth images taken from space.
Dr R Turner (NTU) will share the amazing journey in images of the Earth, extending it to the deepest depths of space – the Hubble Deep Field. Challenging anything we ever believed, this modern Hubble image of seemingly empty space harbouring thousands of galaxies is counted among the most important astronomical images in history. This talk will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.
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.
The event will start at 8 pm with Dr R Turner presenting his astronomy journey through images. 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 with 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.
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 Main Gate car park.