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From the Big Bang to a Pint of Beer
Mark Thompson (TV Broadcast Astronomer )
In the beginning there was nothing! Then came the Big Bang, the fiery birth of the Universe, and with it hydrogen atoms were created in plentiful supply but look around you and you can see many, much more complex chemical structures. A humble pint of beer for example has alcohol and many other chemicals which were never present in the early Universe. From the Big Bang to a Pint of Beer follows the journey of hydrogen atoms as they experience processes and changes to create the necessary chemicals for a pint of beer!
The Scale of the Universe
Dave Cook (Norwich Astronomical Society )
Local astronomer Dave Cook will give an insight to the size and scale of the universe and some of the things in it.Starting with local and sometimes familiar objects and settings, to create a frame of reference, attendees will be taken on an astronomical journey steadily outwards, building up a picture of the scale of the universe and some of the objects within it.