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Open Dome Event - White Dwarfs and Crystals in Space

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There are many strange objects in space, with even stranger names like White Dwarfs. Join Dr D Brown (NTU) to find out more about them in his presentation White Dwarfs and Crystals in Space.

  • From: Thursday 21 March 2019, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 21 March 2019, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 21 March 2019, 3.00 pm
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Event details

Stars seem to be unchanging objects in the sky. But they age and eventually end their life in many different ways. Our Sun will end as a White Dwarf in the distant future and transform into a rather unusual object. Unusual they may be, but there are thousands of these in our Galaxy.

Dr D Brown (NTU) will be discussing what a White Dwarf is in his presentation White Dwarfs and Crystals in Space. Having covered the strangeness of these objects, he will then illustrate how they can be used to understand stars and our Universe.

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 D Brown (NTU) talking about White Dwarfs and Crystals in Space. 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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