2019-20 Events


By Thomas Bresson from Belfort, France - Andromeda galaxy


Wednesday, 29 January 2020


17.45 – 19.30 followed by an opportunity for star gazing


Poynting Physics Building, Large Lecture Theatre (2nd floor) (R13)


Free, booking essential 

Join the University of Birmingham’s Observatory team for an evening of discovery under the night sky!

Astronomy in the City brings together cutting edge astronomy research and expert talks, with stargazing and observation using portable telescopes in the University’s Green Heart.

In January, the team are joined by Dr. Davide Gerosa, Lecturer in Gravitational Wave Astronomy at University of Birmingham. Light is crucial to astronomical discovery; everything we know about the Universe, from stars to planets to galaxies, is known to us by observing and measuring light. Straddling the boundaries between astronomy and relativity, gravitational waves provide a fundamentally new way of exploring the cosmos; why only look at the Universe when you can also hear it?

Presented by University of Birmingham Observatory, AstroSoc, Knowle Astronomical Society and the Alumni of the University of Birmingham