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History of the Universe from the Big Bang to the End of Time – GI 19 814 (Online)

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19 October 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm BST

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until 2 November 2020

Tutor: Roger Price MA, MSc

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Date: 19 October 2020
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
5 Mondays (includes a break 10.30am - 11.30am)
From:
05 October 2020
To:
02 November 2020
Cost:
£57 – £68.50
Reference Code:
GI 19 814

Overview

Light travels at a finite speed, so looking far into space is to look back in time, revealing how the universe developed. This course will explore its evolution from soon after the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies and the huge variety of stars within them: brown dwarves to red giants, supernovae, neutron stars and, yes, black holes. We will also examine the formation of planets, highlighting those in our own solar system about which we have recently learned so much. Some of the stories behind their discovery are as fascinating as the discoveries themselves.

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History of the Universe from the Big Bang to the End of Time

The cluster Westerlund 2 and its surroundings. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope

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