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Free open day at University observatory

The University of Tasmania radio telescope and Grote Reber Museum, located at Denholm’s Road, Cambridge, will be open to the public on Saturday, 19th August 2017, from 10am-4pm.

Admittance is free.

Activities include face painting, 3D movies, tours of the telescope and the control room, water rockets, solar telescopes, liquid nitrogen ice-cream, bottle flipping, Lego robots and a BBQ.

In addition, Professor Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, who recently took up the Warren Chair as Professor of Astrophysics, will give a talk at 1 pm in the Grote Reber Museum and the Tasmanian Amateur Astronomical Society will be on hand for people to look through the telescopes.

Dr Beaulieu recently joined the University from the Paris Institute of Astrophysics. His illustrious research career includes the 1996 Louis Armand Prize from the French Academy of Science – an honour bestowed every three years to a researcher aged less than 30 for remarkable work in applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology or earth sciences.

He is a co-lead investigator on the proposed ARIEL mission, a €500 million space mission under consideration for launch in 2026 by the European Space Agency.

Published on: 16 Aug 2017 12:01pm