Heavens Above! 10/01/13

Thursday 10 January 2013.
Location: Immersive Vision Theatre,
Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4. (GPS: 50.375752,-4.138577).

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i-DAT, in association with Plymouth Astronomical Society, presents:

Heavens Above! A trip to the edge of the Universe – and back again.

i-DAT’s contribution to the BBC Stargazing Live Events Programme (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h4g8) is a collaboration with Plymouth University’s Particle Physics Theory Group and the Plymouth Astronomical Society. A series of presentations in the Immersive Vision Theatre will fly audiences to the edge of the known universe – and back again. On the way audiences will visit a variety of cosmological phenomenon, the Planets that form our Solar System and view the constellations visible from Plymouth (with or without cloud cover).

Schedule:
14.00-14.45: Heavens Above! A trip to the edge of the known Universe and back in Uniview, a dynamic navigable 3D model of the known Universe.

15.15-6.00: Heavens Above! A trip to the edge of the known Universe and back in Uniview, a dynamic navigable 3D model of the known Universe.

16.30-17.15: Heavens Above! A trip to the edge of the known Universe and back in Uniview, a dynamic navigable 3D model of the known Universe.

17.45-18.30: Wonders of the Night Sky with Plymouth Astronomical Society.
Travel with us around the constellations and planets visible in the night sky during January. Hear about the myths and legends in the sky and meet red giants, a world spouting jets of ice, a planet where a day lasts two years, our nearest neighbour galaxy, the largest volcano in the solar system, star forming regions of our own galaxy, worlds where alien life may exist, a planet that could float on water and much more! Wonders of the Night Sky It will be given by Alan Penman and David Wilton from the Plymouth Astronomical Society.

Suitable for all ages.

Location: Immersive Vision Theatre, Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4. (GPS: 50.375752,-4.138577).

The trip to the edge of the known Universe will be made using Uniview (http://sciss.se/uniview.php) a dynamic navigable 3D model of the known Universe.

Presenters:
Plymouth Astronomical Society Presenters: Alan Penman and Dave Wilton. http://www.plymouthastro.btck.co.uk/

i-DAT presenters, Luke Christison and Mike Phillips. http://www.i-dat.org/

Contact: Dawn Melville dawn.melville@plymouth.ac.uk