The Universe is mostly dark, but astrophysicists use extremely sensitive telescopes and instruments to collect the faint light we receive from stars, planets...

The Story of Light - Unveiling the Darkness

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Price:
From: $15.00
This is an image of the night sky full of bright stars above a silhouetted observatory
This is an image of the night sky full of bright stars above a silhouetted observatory

Event Details

The Universe is mostly dark, but astrophysicists use extremely sensitive telescopes and instruments to collect the faint light we receive from stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies.

Almost everything we know about the Universe has been obtained by separating the light from the darkness of space. Indeed, cosmic light brings the key information we need to unlock the oldest mysteries.

Even though many ancient stars and galaxies are already dead, we can study the light we still get from them. We look backwards in time when observing the light of the Cosmos. This helps astronomers to decode the story of our evolving Universe.

Join five professional astrophysicists as they explain how they use large telescopes, exciting light-based technology and big data science to unveil the darkness of the space. Find out how galaxies, including our Milky Way, form and evolve, how we detect exoplanets around other stars, and how we study dark matter, dark energy and gravitational waves. You’ll learn about the latest cosmological challenges and why darkness is so important for us. Make sure you bring all your big questions about the Universe.

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