Talk & Discussion

super/collider: Staring into Space

12 May 2018

 / 6:00pm to 9:00pm
 / Free
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An evening of star-gazing and mind-expanding learning with art and science collective super/collider.

Looking for the Invisible

In this talk, astrophysicist Victoria Grinberg will discuss the groundbreaking approaches that allow her to observe some of the most mysterious objects in our universe such as neutron stars and black holes.

As the remnants of dead stars and the engines at the centres of whole galaxies, these things are key to our understanding of the universe.

But on a cosmic scale, they’re tiny and they absorb light which makes them impossible to see through an optical telescope. So how can astrophysicists observe something that is, on the first glance, invisible?

Join Victoria to explore the mystery…

Dr Victoria Grinberg is an astrophysicist at ESA, the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Pop-up Astronomy Club

Astronomer Paul Hill will open up a world of celestial objects from Second Home’s roof terrace.

Through three different telescopes, Paul will take you on a guided tour of the heavens, explaining our mythical and historical understandings of the different constellations.

Paul is an elected fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, co-presenter and writer of the popular Awesome Astronomy podcast.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to ask an astronomer any burning questions you might have about space.