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3rd Meeting of the 201st Session (2021-2022)

The Changing Scene in Astronomy

Professor Ian Robson

Professor Ian Robson

Professor Ian Robson BSc PhD FRAS CPhys FInstP
Former President, RSSA

On Monday 29th November 2021, at 7pm

Since the first use of the telescope in 1609 astronomers have made amazing discoveries about the Universe in which we live. Technological improvements have meant bigger and better telescopes and novel instruments spanning the entire electromagnetic spectrum and beyond. This talk gives an illustrated overview of this development and the discoveries that have led to our current knowledge of the Universe and concludes with the onset of 'Big Data' in modern astronomy and the changing scene facing astronomers today.

This is a change to the previously advertised programme.