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From large to small – the world through a lens

This venue has step-free entrance and accessible facilities.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick St,
Newcastle NE2 1BB
To see far away into space, astronomers employ the use of telescopes. These are used to image galaxies, stars and other planets. Join Dr David Rosario as he talks about the technology behind the James Webb Space Telescope.To see really small organisms, biologists employ the use of microscopes. These are used to image bacteria, yeast and human cells. Join Dr Adam Wollman as he talks about his work building new microscopes to see molecular machines inside cells, including working with the European Space Agency on a 0g microscope.

Astro Tech: The James Webb Space Telescope

This is the year of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Its launch was watched by millions of people, many of whom have followed the wizardry of its unfolding odyssey as it made its way to its ultimate vantage point on the Cosmos.
In this talk, Dr David Rosario of Newcastle University, one of the first users of JWST, will tell you about the amazing technology behind this tremendous leap in our power to understand the Universe. How do you discover the very first galaxies? How do you find signs of life on planets hundreds of light years away? Come and find out.

Advances in microscopy 

Dr Adam Wollman (NU Academic Track Fellow)
The light microscope has been at the heart of biological science for over 300 years, and new advances continue to enable new discoveries. I will review advances in the technology, including new work in my lab developing a 0g microscope for space research.

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