AoT EDI #1 – ‘Soft Launch’, 13th March @ The Tron

Where: The Tron pub, 9 Hunter Square, Edinburgh

When: Tuesday 13th March

Time: Doors open 19:30, ready to start at 20:00

Join us for ‘Astronomy on Tap’ here in Scotland’s capital city!

This FREE event features three snappy 10 minute talks from local scientists working at the cutting edge of Astrophysics, Space Science and Engineering. Each talk promises to be accessible and engaging, and assumes no prior scientific knowledge. Our speakers will cover topics ranging from telescopes, to black holes, to the beginning of the Universe itself.

In between talks, we will have fun games to test your knowledge, with cool space-themed goodies up for grabs. There will be lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.

So come along to Astronomy on Tap Edinburgh, grab a pint, and join our Universe!

Our very first speakers are:

Dr Kora Music (CENTRA Centre for Astrophysics and Gravitation, University of Lisbon)
Originally from Croatia, Kora studies star formation, and is particularly interested in brown dwarfs – mysterious objects that bridge the realms of stars and planets!

Dr Niraj Welikala (Institute for Astronomy, Edinburgh)
Niraj is a postdoctoral researcher. His research centres around distant galaxies in the Universe. He uses multi-wavelength observations of distant galaxies – some formed when the Universe was only 2 billion years old – to understand what processes drive the formation of stars within them. He is also heavily involved with the European Space Agency’s upcoming space mission called Euclid which will measure Dark Energy in the Universe via gravitational lensing. 

Alan O’Brien (UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh)
Alan is a Software Engineer . He has been building simulators for MIRI (Mid-InfraRed Instrument) – one of the instruments belonging to the new James Webb Space Telescope.

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