UWS Campbelltown, University of Western Sydney - Bldg 30, Main Theatre - School of Medicine: Goldsmith Avenue, Campbelltown.
The Macarthur Astronomy Forum proudly presents Dr Angel Rafael-Lopez Sanchez. (AAO)
When: Monday May 18th.
Where: UWS Campbelltown, University of Western Sydney - Bldg 30, Main Theatre - School of Medicine: Goldsmith Avenue, Campbelltown.
Time: 7.30pm sharp
Topic:Light and Astrophysics
2015 was proclaimed by UNESCO as the "International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies" (IYL15). Light is the key piece of the Astrophysics we make today. Indeed, the main tool astrophysicists have to investigate the Cosmos is the study of the radiation we receive from the outer space. Thanks to the analysis of the light we know where stars, galaxies, and all the other celestial bodies are, what are they made of, how do the move, and more. Actually, much of the research we now do combines observing and analyzing light coming from very different spectral ranges, X rays, ultraviolet, optical, infrared and radio waves. In many cases, we are using techniques that have been known for only few decades and that are still waiting to be fully exploited. In this talk I will review what information can be achieved analysing the light of the Cosmos in all wavelength and some of the new technologies we're developing at the Australian Astronomical Observatory to get a better understanding of the evolution of the Universe.