Astro in the City – March ’16

The next Astronomy in the City event is Wednesday March 9th 2016, 5:30 pm–10 pm. Booking essential!

We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general relativity, our best theory of gravity. General relativity is central to much of modern astrophysics (including research we do here), explaining everything from black holes to the expansion of the Universe itself. To celebrate, each Astronomy in the City will feature a themed talk, covering an aspect of general relativity, including the most violent explosions in the Universe, the mysterious dark energy and Nature’s biggest black holes. We hope you are as excited as we are! This month, Graham Smith will be talking about dark energy.

March Programme
5:30 pm Doors open
5:55 pm Observatory ballot closes
6:00 pm Welcome to the University of Birmingham Observatory
6:05 pm Exploring the Night Sky in March
6:20 pm Einstein’s greatest blunder?
6:40 pm Ask our Experts your Astronomical Questions
7:00 pm Break for Refreshments
7:15 pm Observing

More information here.


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