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Our Galaxy and the Future of Flight

This venue is accessible with accessible toilets.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open 7.00 pm
Event runs 7.30-9.30 pm
The Night Owl, 17-18 Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth,
Birmingham B9 4AG
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Are you curious about our galaxy? Join us as we learn about the human factor in the future of flight, find out about Galactic archaeology, and enter the weird world of black holes...

The Future of Flight - The Human Factor

Dr Mike Bromfield (Associate Professor in Aerospace)
The drive for sustainable aviation and increased mobility will transform air travel by the year 2050. The evolution of new aircraft concepts will be accelerated by technology, however the needs of pilots, operators, passengers and the wider public must not be overlooked for a safe, sustainable and socially responsible aviation sector.

Mike is an Associate Professor in Aerospace and Flight Safety Researcher at the University of Birmingham. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Ergonomics/Human Factors Specialist affording insight into complex ‘human in the loop’ systems challenges.

That's no black hole

Julian Westerweck (Research Fellow)
Black holes are notoriously difficult to see, but for the first time gravitational waves reveal their secrets. But could it really be even more exotic objects? And how do we distinguish the sound of black holes and "echoes" from the unknown? I am an astrophysicist at the University of Birmingham studying black holes in science - and in spare time in fiction: They have finally made it into the movies! And some fantastic ideas in science fiction come not from script writers but reality. Let us see how surprisingly right (and delightfully off mark) Star Trek/Wars, Interstellar, etc. can be!

The Milky Way - Our Very Hungry Galaxy

Emma Willett (Outreach and Engagement Teaching Fellow)
The Sun is one of roughly 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, but did you know that not all the stars in our Galaxy today were born here? In this talk we will find out about the field of Galactic archaeology, investigate how to identify stars eaten by the Milky Way in the past, and see what we can learn about how galaxies form and evolve by studying our Galaxy in detail.
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