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Tuesday 05 February 2019
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  • Rod Hind. Gravity Waves: From Newton to LIGO and beyond

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    The first direct detection of gravity waves was announced in early 2016. In this talk I trace our ideas
    about gravity from Isaac Newton’s “classical theory” that still dominates our everyday experiences
    through to Einstein’s General Relativity and its implications. General Relativity allowed astronomers
    to understand the history of our expanding universe and provides the refinements needed to make
    GPS accurate but the prediction of gravity waves remained enigmatic and extremely difficult to
    verify. The recent discovery is just the first step to exploring a whole spectrum of gravity waves that
    may well give us a view of the “Big Bang” itself. Includes some demonstrations and audience

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 STELLARIUM - Probably the best free planetarium program around! 




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