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Australian Academy of Science Selby Lecture – Out and about in the Universe

By Academy of Science - 25 October 2012 0

By Professor Richard de Grijs
Professor of Astrophysics at the Kavli Institute, Peking University, China

Distances in the Universe, even those in our solar system, are beyond the comprehension of most people. This lecture aims at leading the audience through the cosmic distance scale, from our own Earth to the neighbouring planets, the nearest stars, our own Milky Way galaxy, and beyond, to the nearest as well as more distant galaxies, and the edge of the observable Universe. This is done using recent, cutting-edge images, animations and results, informed by Richard’s own research in this field.

Monday 5 November 2012
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm, Refreshments from 5:30 pm
Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
Free entry and parking
RSVPs essential via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/4461119328

Further information from Mitchell Piercey on mitchell.piercey@science.org.au or 02 6201 9462

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