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And the Light Shineth in Darknesse (Repeat)- GI 19 669

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22 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 29 November 2019

Tutor: Roger Price MA, MSc

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Date: 22 November 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
4 Fridays
08 November 2019
29 November 2019
Cost for Course:
£55.00 - £66.00
£55 – £66
Reference Code:
GI 19 669
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Please note that this is a repeat of our popular October course.

Nearly everything we know comes from observing the world around us; without light we would see nothing and observe little. Moreover, three discoveries in optics, the telescope/microscope, the interferometer, and the spectroscope, have profoundly changed our understanding of the physical world, from atoms to the whole universe. Yet, where light came from was poorly understood until the stunning experiments of a little known eleventh century Arab philosopher. Since then, Newton and Huygens held competing theories of the nature of light (in fact both were right). A chance discovery by a meteorologist in 1895 played a critical role in the development of most modern technology. We will conclude this history of light with the “discovery” of dark matter.


Roger Price

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