Our eyes in the skies: How telescopes help us place ourselves in the Universe

Prof. Vini Placco

Tuesday March 15th 2016 - 7:00 pm

101 Jordan Hall of Science

People are always fascinated about the beauty and complexity of the night sky. However, our ability to see further, fainter, and in greater detail is limited by our own eyes, and that is one of the main motivations why instruments such as telescopes were invented.

In this presentation we will take a journey around the world, and see where (and why) large telescopes are built, and all the implications these have in our understanding on how the Universe works.

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