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2 - 4 March 2017

Your Universe 2017 (Thursday Lecture)


UCL Main Campus | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Public
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Roger Wesson, UCL Physics and Astronomy

Come to UCL's 12th festival of astronomy and particle physics, featuring lectures, panel discussions, live demonstrations and telescopes looking at the Sun, Venus, the Moon and Jupiter (weather permitting). Our 2017 theme is 'Giant worlds and their moons': a celebration of remote exploration and astonishing discoveries, showing our solar system as never before.

Evening lectures - Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

Lecture 1 Thursday 2 March 6.30pm - Astronomy in Chile: Life as a support astronomer at the Very Large Telescope in Chile. Dr Roger Wesson will talk about day-to-day life at one of the world's premier astronomical observatories. Find out why Chile is the best place in the world for cutting-edge observatories, how the VLT works, and what it's like to operate it.

Saturday at 2pm - 5pm The Festival is also open to the general public in the South Cloisters, Wilkins Building.


Francisco Diego
+44 (0) 79749 17878 | f.diego@ucl.ac.uk


Thursday lecture - Register here on Eventbrite