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19:00 14 July 2010

Violent birth: a universe of star formation


Peter Harrison Planetarium | Royal Observatory
Blackheath Avenue | Greenwich | SE10 8XJ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £8/£6
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Dr Mark Westmoquette, UCL

The birth of new generations of stars has shaped the evolution of our Universe for billions of years. Starbursts are one of the most extreme examples of this process: entire galaxies convulsed by a frenzy of new star formation that can blast clouds of gas thousands of light years into intergalactic space. Dr Mark Westmoquette guides us through these violent cosmic neighbourhoods and explains how such colossal star factories can help us to unravel the complex history of the Universe. Part public lecture, part planetarium show, this unique presentation uses stunning telescopic images and the 360-degree vistas of the planetarium dome to show you the Universe - and the science behind it - as you've never seen it before.


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