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The Big Bang, Black holes and pulsars: discoveries in space.

Professor Ron Ekers

One of the most important events in twentieth century astronomy was the birth of radio astronomy. For the first time, astronomers learned of objects and phenomena that light-based telescopes had given no hint of. The resulting discoveries of black holes in the nuclei of galaxies, pulsars, and the relic radiation from the big bang have revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. The curious paths which led to these Nobel Prize winning discoveries will be part of the discussion by Dr Ron Ekers

Professor Ron Ekers is Foundation Director of CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility, ARC Federation Fellow and Past President of the International Astronomical Union.

This discussion is sponsored by the Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO).

When: Wednesday June 20

Time: 7 - 8.30pm

Where UTS Building 2, Level 4, room 4.13 (enter via the Tower Building off Broadway)

Download: Audio file (44.3MB, 64kbps mp3 file)

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