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Let There Be Light!
Katherine Leech, Department of Physics, University of York

Let there be light
  • Sunday 14 June 2015, 1.00PM to 2.00pm
  • Free admission
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  • P/X/001, Department of Physics (map)


Wheelchair accessible.

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From the beginning of the universe, to its eventual end, find out what light can tell us all about space.  Why is our sun yellow not blue, how can police sirens tell us about other galaxies, and how did pigeons get in the way of one of the biggest scientific discoveries?  Find out with live demonstrations and hands-on activities: from hidden messages and special glasses to lasers and plasma balls!

This lecture will be running as part of the ‘Big Telescopes’ event at The University of York, an exhibition that features the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s ‘Seeing the Universe in All its Lights’ roadshow, open to the public at York for one day only! This roadshow will be accompanied by the ever-popular Cosmodome and Sundome, various hands-on experiments and visits to the University’s one-of-a-kind Astrocampus. This event promises to be a unique, informative and fascinating experience for all the family.

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