Events

Upcoming Events

The Jeremiah Horrocks Spring Lecture

Comets, Asteroids and Impacts. Should we worry and what can we do?

Dr Robin Catchopole

Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

Tuesday 15th May 2018 – 6:30 pm

Darwin Lecture Theatre, University of Central Lancashire

For more information and to book please see:

https://jhi-springlecture2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Email: njones@uclan.ac.uk

Lancashire Science Festival – June 2018

More details to follow in the near future http://www.lancashiresciencefestival.co.uk

 

Past Events

IOP lancashire lectures

Wednesday 17th January 2018 (6:30pm-FBLT2)

The European Extremely Large Telescope

Prof Isobel Hook (Lancaster)

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is a future ground-based optical and infrared telescope, which is being designed and built by the European Southern Observatory. With a primary mirror diameter of 39m, it will be the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world when it enters operation in the middle of the next decade. Construction work is underway at the telescope site in Chile. In this talk, I will discuss some highlights from the science case for the ELT, which ranges from studies of exo-planets to the most distant galaxies and cosmology. I will also describe the telescope design and plans for the instrumentation suite. Finally, I will discuss the current status of the project.

Talk begins at 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm. More info here.