Tonights talk will be given by our Honorary President, Carolin Crawford, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University.
Astronomers anticipate a revolution in our knowledge of the cosmos over the next decade. A new generation of ground-based and space telescopes are due to come online which – along with technological advances in detectors and instruments – will reveal new discovery space. Even though we have opened up most of the electromagnetic spectrum to observation, the advance of gravitational wave detection and ‘time domain’ astronomy will change our way of observing. Join Carolin as she reviews some of the prospects for the next ten years – and in particular, the really big science questions that they will allow us to tackle.
There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update by Gordon Ewen.
Members £1, non members £2.