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Open Dome Event - A Universe from Scratch

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The Universe is a powerful theme to contemplate where we come from. Modern astronomy has developed cosmological models to simulate how our Universe became what it is now. Join Dr J Onions (UoN) to hear how to make A Universe from Scratch.

  • From: Wednesday 29 March 2017, 8 pm
  • To: Wednesday 29 March 2017, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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Astronomy has at its heart the question where do we come from. Especially the branch of cosmology attempting to create reliable models of our Universe that help us understand what was there at the very beginning.

Dr J Onions (UoN) will be talking about how such simulations can show how our Universe evolves and how this knowledge helps astronomers. He will also point out areas that pose a challenge for current models. This presentation 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 J Onions (UoN) talk A Universe from Scratch. 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 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.

Booking information

Please click 'Reserve your place' above, and complete the short online booking process.

Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.

Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

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