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blog:2019102310h51m58s_queen_s_astronomy_day [2020/01/13 11:13]
Ernst de Mooij
blog:2019102310h51m58s_queen_s_astronomy_day [2020/02/20 16:45] (current)
Alan Fitzsimmons
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-Come and join the [[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php | Astrophysics Research Centre]] at Queen’s University Belfast, in conjunction with [[https://​www.nisciencefestival.com/​ | NI SciFest 2020]], for a day of astronomy and space related activities between ​11:00 and 16:00 on February 22, 2020 in the Lanyon Building. ​+Come and join the [[https://​star.pst.qub.ac.uk/​wiki/​doku.php | Astrophysics Research Centre]] at Queen’s University Belfast, in conjunction with [[https://​www.nisciencefestival.com/​ | NI SciFest 2020]], for a day of astronomy and space related activities between ​11am and 4pm on February 22, 2020 in the Lanyon Building. ​
  
 There will be a wide variety of indoor activities for all ages throughout the day, including ​ hands-on activities, an ask-an-astronomer station, a demonstration of the Northern Lights using the Queen’s University Planeterella,​ and short talks by Queen’s astronomers. There will be a wide variety of indoor activities for all ages throughout the day, including ​ hands-on activities, an ask-an-astronomer station, a demonstration of the Northern Lights using the Queen’s University Planeterella,​ and short talks by Queen’s astronomers.
  
-Weather permitting, there will be small Solar telescopes outside the Lanyon Building showing visitors any sunspots, prominences and other features visible on the Sun that day. WARNING: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIAL EYE PROTECTION.+Weather permitting, there will be small Solar telescopes outside the Lanyon Building showing visitors any sunspots, prominences and other features visible on the Sun that day. **WARNING: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIAL EYE PROTECTION.**
  
 No matter the weather, there will be lots to see and do! This is a free drop-in event. No prior registration is required. Please turn up and learn about space! No matter the weather, there will be lots to see and do! This is a free drop-in event. No prior registration is required. Please turn up and learn about space!
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 +=== Talk schedule===
 +Throughout the day we have a range of 15-20 minute talks by Queen'​s astronomers. ​
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 +^ Start time ^ Topic                                                    ^ Speaker ​           ^
 +| 11:30      | How useful is Astronomy ​                                 | Dr. Sam Grant      |
 +| 12:00      | Supernova in the Milky Way                               | Michael Fulton ​    |
 +| 12:30      | Finding planets around distant stars                     | Dr. Ernst de Mooij |
 +| 13:00      | Finding your way around the night sky with a planisphere | Dr. Ernst de Mooij |
 +| 13:30      | Blowing up a planet with lasers: A how-to guide          | Owen McBrien ​      |
 +| 14:30      | Solar Eclipses - Astrophysics Tourism ​                   | Dr. Ryan Milligan ​ |
 +| 15:30      | AIDA: Where Activism Meets Asteroids ​                    | Dominik Kiersz ​    ​| ​  
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 Also check out our evening event, [[blog:​2019102310h53m50s_an_evening_of_astronomy_at_queen_s_astronomy_question_time_star_watch|an Evening Of Astronomy At Queen'​s:​ Astronomy Question & Time Star Watch]]. Doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:00pm Also check out our evening event, [[blog:​2019102310h53m50s_an_evening_of_astronomy_at_queen_s_astronomy_question_time_star_watch|an Evening Of Astronomy At Queen'​s:​ Astronomy Question & Time Star Watch]]. Doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:00pm
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