Through the looking glass: Our view of the Universe

Through the looking glass: Our view of the Universe

Dr. Jonathan Crass

Tuesday September 13th 2016 - 7:00 pm

101 Jordan Hall of Science

Our understanding of the Universe today is driven by tools developed by astronomers to study the night sky. From the original telescopes of Galileo through to the largest telescopes today, technology has allowed us to discover how the Universe works. The new instruments installed on telescopes today allow us to see further from Earth and with more detail than ever before.

In this talk, we explore the tools used by astronomers to study the night sky. See how astronomers at Notre Dame use some of the largest telescopes in the world and discover how they allow us to see the night-sky in exquisite detail. Find out about the new techniques which we use to search for gravitational waves to give us a whole new view of the Universe and learn what the next generations of telescopes will tell us about the Universe around us.


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