...
Other events in Edinburgh

Techstra-terrestrial: Technology in Astronomy

Please note this event will be held in a cellar bar accessed by a narrow staircase and there is no step-free access
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
32Below, 32B West Nicholson Street,
Edinburgh EH8 9DD
*THIS EVENT HAS MOVED FROM THE TRON TO 32 BELOW*

Tonight we will be discovering the inner workings of the LOFAR sky survey and exploring the innovations behind the Moon landings through the medium of advanced Lego simulations - yes you read that correctly. Two amazing researchers will be joining us to provide an insight into both the high-flying legacy and fast paced development of the role of technology in astronomy. Come down to the 32 Below for what promises to be a fun and informative evening with the cutting edge of science on full display - and, of course, a pint!

We're going to the Moon - I'll bring the Lego

Dr Alastair Bruce (Astronomer, The University of Edinburgh)
@AuldReekieAstro
Only 24 humans have ever gone to the Moon. Only twelve of those have walked on the surface of our nearest neighbour. One brought some tartan along for the ride. Join us on a journey with a space-race geek who never got to see a Saturn V fly and still won't forgive himself for missing a Space Shuttle launch. How did we do it? Why did we do it? What the heck does "SCE to AUX" mean?

Unveiling the radio Universe with LOFAR

Lara Alegre (PhD Student, The University of Edinburgh)
radio astronomy revolution is here, and it is revealing a Universe as never seen before. LOFAR, a new generation of radio telescope, has been mapping the sky at meter wavelengths, detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies, most of them hosting supermassive black holes. At the Royal Observatory Edinburgh we are leading breakthrough science towards understanding a black hole's role in the evolution of galaxies and the Universe itself. Discover the first (and brand new) LOFAR release, which is cooperation of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries, including the UK.

Other events in 32Below

32B West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD, United Kingdom 32B West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD, United Kingdom
32B West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD, United Kingdom 32B West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD, United Kingdom
22 May
Edinburgh
Sold Out!
...

Adventures with a Robot

Tech 40 Robot