Free public talks on astronomy and space science will be held in the evening on Monday 23rd June 2014 and Thursday 26th June 2014. These lectures are aimed at a general public audience and should be suitable for children aged 11 and older. Further details of both talks, including how to book free tickets, are below.
Launchpad to the Stars
Monday 23rd June 2014
Join author and astrobiologist Dr Lewis Dartnell (University of Leicester) as he discusses the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where alien life might exist beyond the Earth. Plus space songs from the Portsmouth Music Hub and a Skype chat with British astronaut Major Tim Peake!
Our model of the Universe
Thursday 26th June 2014
University of Portsmouth
Join cosmologist and winner of the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2014 Fowler Prize Dr Jo Dunkley (University of Oxford) as she explains our current understanding of the Universe, and the observations that this understanding is based on.