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Open Dome VIRTUAL - Blue Sky Above

Audience with telescope
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The colour of the sky can tell you a lot about our atmosphere. Join Dr D Brown (NTU) for his talk Blue Sky above – From sunsets to exoplanet atmospheres where we will explore the blue of the sky even on alien exoplanets.

  • From: Thursday 28 October 2021, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 28 October 2021, 9 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 28 October 2021, 8.00 pm
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Part of our everyday experience is seeing the sky, filled with stars at night, clouded over or strikingly blue during the day. But why is the sky blue? And why does it sometimes look more white than blue?

Thinking about astronomy, we do not normally link it to understanding day time phenomena such as the blue in the sky. But there are many concepts we astronomers are familiar with that explain far more than just that but also the stunning colourful sunsets. We even use them to look for live on other planets. Join this month's open dome talk by Dr D Brown (NTU) on Blue Sky above – From sunsets to exoplanet atmospheres where he will take us from experiencing our atmosphere to analysing strange new world.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend virtually. A link to the material on YouTube will be emailed to everyone who is attending virtually in their confirmation email. 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.

You can also attend the event in person but would need to book the Open Dome IN PERSON event to purchase your ticket.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus

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