AoT Leiden, Monday 25th June @ Grand Café de Burcht

Our next edition will take place on Monday 25th of June at 20h in Grand Cafe De Burcht (Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS Leiden). Join us for an evening of informal astronomy and great beer! Ann-Sofie Bak Nielsen and Dr. Victoria Grinberg will take us into a journey to the most extreme objects in the Universe: black holes and pulsars!

Ann-Sofie Bak Nielsen is a graduate student at Leiden Observatory. Her work is on the spin and orbital evolution of pulsars (dead stars that rotate very fast), both observed with radio and space telescopes. In her talk, she will present the extreme environments of pulsars and why we are so interested in them.

Dr. Victoria Grinberg is a research fellow at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk. She uses X-ray binaries (binary systems consisting of a black hole or neutron star and a normal star) to learn more about the most extreme objects in our universe – black holes and giant stars. She will talk about how astrophysicists use space-based X-ray telescopes to see and understand black holes.

All ages and backgrounds welcome! The entry is free and no reservation is needed. We start at 20h but recommend you arrive early to save a seat and grab a drink. And of course, beside the talks, we will have fun games where you can win cool science prizes! More info: check out www.astronomyontap.nl!

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