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"Listening to the Underverse:

Gravitational Wave Astronomy"

 

By Andy Briggs, Girona, Spain, August 12th

 

ABOUT THE LECTURE

Gravitational-wave astronomy is an emerging branch of observational astronomy which aims to use gravitational waves (minute distortions of spacetime predicted by Einstein 's theory of general relativity ) to collect observational data about objects such as neutron stars and black holes , events such as supernovae , and processes including those of the early universe shortly after the Big Bang.

What are gravitational waves? Where do they come from? What are their effects? How do we detect them ? What can they tell us about violent events in the Universe?

The birth of a new science

What can they tell us about the history of the Universe?

 


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

 

 

Andy Briggs lives in Girona, Spain and has a keen interest in physics. He is a science and technology communicator, and has been an amateur astronomer for more than 50 years. He has been involved with several astronomical societies and is passionate about communicating science in a fun and easy-to-understand way. He is also a regular contributor to Astronomy Ireland magazine.

 

 

 

 


 
SOCIAL RECEPTION

After the lecture there will be a social reception in The Lombard Inn and we encourage all of you to come along for a chat.

All are welcome to attend and free food will be kindly provided by The Lombard.

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A prize draw will be held after the lecture.

Booking Information

Date Monday 12th August
Time 8:00p.m.
Venue

Physics Bldg, Physics Department , Fitzgerald Building, Trinity College Dublin.
There is an entrance on Lincoln Place (not far from the Merrion Square end of TCD). If you get the DART or bus to Pearse St, or drive. Use the Science Gallery entrance on Pearse Street (near the corner with Westland Row) There are maps here:  Here

Parking: Mark Street , Marks Lane , Lombard St. East .

Free Parking on the above streets after 7pm
 
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Click HERE for Map of area

Admission €10 (€5 Astronomy Ireland members and concessions)
Tickets where possible should be booked in advance. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night, please come along 15 minutes early to accommodate.
Booking

 
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Call 086 06 46 555 to book tickets over the phone using Debit/ Credit Card
 
Send a cheque, Postal Order, or Draft, made payable to Astronomy Ireland, to: P.O. BOX 2888, Dublin 5.

DVD

This lecture is also available to people nationwide (32 counties) on DVD.
 
To order a copy of the DVD simply:
 
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Price: DVD's cost €10 each incl P&P (€5 Astronomy Ireland members)

 
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Acknowledgment: Astronomy Ireland would like to thank the TCD Astrophysics Research Group for hosting Astronomy Ireland public lectures in Trinity College Dublin.


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