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Open Dome - The Origins of Elements

Audience with telescope
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Everything is made of 115 known elements. But where were they initially formed? Are we all children of the stars? Find out more in The Origins of the Elements by Dr Daniel Brown (NTU).

  • From: Thursday 28 June 2018, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 28 June 2018, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 28 June 2018, 12.00 am
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Everything we know in the Universe is made of a set of well known elements, some more exotic than others. But only a few of these elements were created during the Big Bang that started our Universe. Where do all the other elements come from?

In the talk The Origins of the Elements Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) introduces visitors to how we arrived at the host of known elements from just a few originating in the Big Bang. He will cover how we are all made of star dust and how stars in general fuse new elements. This will also cover exciting new findings on neutron star mergers and their impact upon creating elements such as Gold.

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 D Brown (NTU) talking about The Origins of the Elements. 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 summer 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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