General Audience-- Unveiling the Invisible Universe | Department of Physics- Astronomy Program

General Audience-- Unveiling the Invisible Universe

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Sky Theater

For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth's atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the marks of the hot and violent Universe. But it is not only light that can give us information about the cosmos. Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information. Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics. This video presents images of the cosmos as revealed by all these different messengers.

SHOW LENGTH:

29 Minutes

AGE RANGE:

General Audience

Show Length:

29 Minutes

Age Range:

General Audience

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