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Online Open Dome - Stuff between stars - Discovery of the Interstellar Medium

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The Universe contains more than just planets, stars and galaxies. Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in his talk The Stuff Between Stars where we'll meet the German astronomer Johannes Hartman hunting for the Interstellar Medium more than 100 years ago.

This talk is going ahead as a video recorded talk to booked visitors.

  • From: Thursday 25 February 2021, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 25 February 2021, 9 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 25 February 2021, 8.00 pm
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Planets, stars, galaxies scattered through out a vast empty huge Universe. We imagine it ever so empty, but is that true? Sure, we know of beautiful nebula that shimmer in the sky. But the rest must be utterly empty.  More than 100 years ago the German astronomer Hartman was the first to discover what we now call the interstellar medium, the stuff between the stars.

Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in his talk The Stuff Between Stars where he will give an overview of how we discovered gas and dust between our stars. This will mean coming across well known characters - Hubble - but also not so well known ones: a German astronomer at the observatory in Potsdam, Johannes Hartman. You will hear more about his live and how he also established techniques now used to improve the optics of our most modern telescopes.

Given the current situation and NTU response, this event is now not taking place as a public NTU event. However, D Brown (NTU) will provide an online talk on this topic to everyone who is booked onto this event. We will email in the evening of 25 February a link to the material on YouTube to everyone who has booked. We will be happy to answer questions posted as response to the video over the following days. So do keep booking onto this event. If you haven't booked you might need to wait a while before you can see it.

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Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus

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