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Patron: Her Majesty the Queen


The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation

8th Meeting of the 192nd Session (2012-2013)

Please note: Prof Sue Black is unfortunately unable to address the Society on 20th May.

Supercool Astronomy and the beaches of Hawaii

Prof Ian Robson

In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 20th May 2013, at 7pm

This highly illustrated talk is an overview of the challenges and success of submillimetre astronomy, one of the key subject areas in astronomy today; investigating the very cold Universe from the remnants of the Big Bang to the dust clouds in which new stars are being born. The talk recounts a personal the story of the rise of the subject from its inception, only 50 years ago, and how the advance in technology has produced new discoveries that are at the forefront of modern astronomy.

Location of meeting

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served from about 6:40pm onwards before the meetings.

Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161

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