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Open Dome Event A Live Surface of the Sun

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Visualization has become a challenging topic in astronomy. M Bencsik (NTU) will discuss his involvement in the recently opened BioCity facade using live NASA data.

  • From: Thursday 29 March 2018, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 29 March 2018, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 28 March 2018, 11.59 pm
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Event details

Astronomy is used to dealing with huge amounts of data. But current advances have increased the amount of data to be analysed to such an extent that even visualization is difficult. Artists and scientists alike have taken on these challenges developing inspired pieces of art.

In A Live Surface of the Sun - Using Live Data to Animate Large Scale Artwork physicist M Bencsik (NTU) will present past and present collaborative work with Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress, where he used live measurements to animate large scale artwork, including the recently opened BioCity facade using live NASA solar stereo data.

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 M Bencsik (NTU) talking about A Live Surface of the Sun - Using Live Data to Animate Large Scale Artwork. 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.

Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane


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

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to CELS.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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