“There and back again: A Universe’s tale”, Mon 9 October 2023, 8 pm

A Cork Astronomy Club public lecture held in UCC’s Ashley Cummins Building

The story of our Universe has been unfolding for 13.7 billion years, but the pages of this story have only been accessible to us for the last 59 years. Join us as UCC’s Dr Mark Kennedy tries to get through 13.7 billion years of history in 50 minutes (at a whooping pace of 274 million years per minute!)

Dr Kennedy (pictured) lectures in UCC’s School of Physics, and is working on the “Invisible Monsters” project, attempting to find the hidden population of black holes using machine learning and next generation all-sky surveys.

Where and when

Venue: UCC’s Ashley Cummins Building, near UCC’s College Road entrance. Previously known as Civil Engineering buidling.   Directions here.

Start time is 8 pm prompt, so please arrive 10 minutes early.

This lecture is open to all. There will also be club announcements and a sky this month presentation, and if you are new to our Club you will get a feel for our activities.

When we finish at 9.45, you can stay and chat for a few minutes after the end of the formal meeting, with tea and coffee served.

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