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NCL Discover webinar: Through Space and Time - Astronomy and Telescopes in North East England

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024 | Time: 12:30 - 13:30 (BST)
Location: Online via Zoom

  • Guest speakers
  • Online viewing available

Did you know that some of the earliest ideas around ‘island universes’ (now known as galaxies) and the mysterious ‘dark matter’ were developed in the North East of England? 

Join this month's Newcastle Discover webinar to explore a project, led by a team at Newcastle University, on how the North East of England has played a major role in the historical development of astronomy research, telescope design and telescope manufacture.

You'll also learn how the region continues to design and manufacture components for the biggest and best astronomical observatories in the world (both those on the ground, and those in space!).

Meet the speakers