SUNDAY 23RD JUNE BALLOCHROY STANDING STONESFROM8.30PM
Celebrate the summer solstice and the perigee full moon with archeoastronomer Duncan Lunan at Ballochroy Standing Stones near Clachan, Kintyre. We are blessed not only with the summer solstice but a perigee full moon otherwise know as a 'supermoon' representing the moon's closest encounter with earth in 2013.
SUNDAY 7TH APRIL 2013 @ THE PUTECHAN FROM 5PM
PROF. MARTIN A. HENDRY : EXPLORING THE DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE
We live in an extraordinary cosmos. Less than 100 years after Edwin Hubble discovered that our Universe is expanding, observations of distant supernovae and the afterglow of the Big Bang itself have revealed that the cosmic expansion is speeding up - driven by a mysterious 'dark energy', the precise nature of which is one of the biggest puzzles in science. In this lecture, join University of Glasgow astronomer Martin Hendry on a whistle-stop tour through thirteen billion years of cosmic history: exploding stars, colliding black holes, dark matter, dark energy and the very latest theories for the origin and fate of the Universe.
Martin Hendry is Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology, and Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Glasgow. He is a passionate enthusiast for public engagement in science and was until recently a Science Fellow for the UK Science and Technology Facilities council. Martin is chair of the West of Scotland branch of the British Science Association, and in 2011 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in recognition of his contributions to research, teaching and public engagement.
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