Astrophysics and Space Research Group at the University of Birmingham, 2nd Tea, Talk and Telescope event

On Thursday, 29th November, 2012, the University of Birmingham Astronomical Society have the pleasure of hosting Professor Trevor Ponman, head of the Astrophysics and Space Research Group at the University of Birmingham with our second Tea, Talk and Telescope evening of the 2012-13 academic year.
“How Hot is the Universe?”
Conditions here on Earth can give a very misleading picture of the Universe at large. How hot do you think most of the matter in the Universe is? In this talk we will take a quick look at what the Universe is made of. We will then explore what modern astronomy has revealed about the state of the atomic matter – the only component we understand – and we will ask how it got that way.
The talk will start at 7:30pm, with tea and coffee available from 7:00pm. It will take place in the Large Lecture theatre in the Poynting Physics building (room S02 in the building R13 on the University map). If the weather is agreeable we may follow the talk with some sky viewing using the Society’s equipment.
I would also like to take this opportunity to announce an upcoming event in early January, 2013, where the AstroSoc, together with a number of other astronomical societies and academic groups, will be working in partnership with the BBC to put on a series of events as part of the BBC Stargazing Live. We hope to have more information available soon, and will of course, continue to keep our website updated with the latest news about these events.
For more information about this talk and other future events please feel free to visit our webpage at www.talkandtelescope.org.uk.
Kind Regards and we hope to see you there!
Richard Pearson
On behalf of the University of Birmingham Astronomical Society and the School of Physics and Astronomy
www.talkandtelescope.org.uk
www.astrosoc.org.uk

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