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To round off the ‘Big Telescopes’ exhibition, renowned astronomer Professor Tim O’Brien will ask… Is anybody out there?
For more than 50 years, giant radio telescopes have looked for signals from extra- terrestrial civilisations. We’ve discovered some amazing astronomical phenomena but so far nothing that looks like a message from space. Tim O’Brien from Jodrell Bank will discuss what the future might hold for our attempts to answer the question: “Are we alone in the Universe?” The talk will begin at 7pm with a presentation for the Schools’ Physicist of the Year Awards.
Tim O’Brien is Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory and a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. He has appeared on numerous TV programmes, including Countryfile and Stargazing Live with Brian Cox.
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