The Story of Light - The Astronomer’s Perspective

The Story of Light - The Astronomer’s Perspective
When:
24 May 2015
14:00 - 15:30
Location:
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

A panel of professional astronomers tell “The Story of Light”, inspired by the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies 2015.

Almost everything we know about the Universe comes from light emitted by stars and gas. The entertaining panel will describe many ways astronomers use light and light-based technologies to uncover exciting mysteries of the Universe and improve our understanding of cosmology, exoplanets, the search for life and more!

Targeted for a general audience, the panel will happily answer any questions about the Universe, so bring yours along.

Presented by the The Australian Astronomical Observatory; The Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) operates the 4-metre Anglo-Australian Telescope and UK Schmidt telescopes at Siding Spring Observatory in NSW, Australia's national optical and infrared observatory.  The AAO pursues research in almost all aspects of astronomy, and remains a world leader in developing novel technologies for telescope instrumentation.  With our telescopes, australian astronomers are leading the way in the hunt for Dark Energy, understanding the origins of the Milky Way Galaxy, searching for planets around other stars, and figuring out why distant galaxies look the way they do.