Other Manchester events

Nano to Astro: Extreme Scales

This venue has step-free access. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Past event - 2015
18 May Doors open: 7pm
Event 7.30-10pm
The Red Lion, 530 Wilmslow Rd,
Manchester M20 4BT
What can we learn by studying some of the tiniest and largest things known to man? And how do we even go about this? This evening we hear from two Manchester scientists who will take us on a tour from the infinitesimal to the infinite.

Nanoexploring with Electrons - Imaging the Invisible

Dr Sarah Haigh
Nanotechnology is everywhere: in our computers, phones, cars, tennis racquets and even some socks. However to effectively develop materials for use in nanotechnology applications, we need to be able to see what we are doing, and to ‘see’ at the nanometer scale we need a very powerful microscope. In this talk I will explain how advanced electron microscopes are able to overcome the limit of optical microscopes to show very tiny things - even individual atoms.

When Galaxies Collide!

Dr Megan Argo
Have you ever wondered what happens when galaxies collide? Join us for a tour of the universe as we look at what a galaxy actually is, take a bird's-eye view of our own Milky Way, and have a close-up look at the Andromeda galaxy across the spectrum, before finding out what happens when gravity becomes irresistible, and ending with a view of our own distant future.
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