by Dr. Paul Dawson, School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS
Monday October 20th 2014 (8 pm).
Venue: Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2. Time: 8 pm. All welcome, free event.
Cookery shows are all the go on TV. The ultimate in cookery has to be star formation. So this talk shamelessly imitates a cookery programme and explains how the universe goes about cooking up the stars. From ingredients to finished item, the talk will give an insight into the process. It will also throw some light on the methods used by researchers to figure out what we know so far about star formation.
Dr. Dawson is an astrophysicist with the Dublin Institute of Astrophysics, specialising in the formation of sub-stellar objects (brown dwarfs) and planets.
Uranus, the first planet discovered since antiquity, is well on view these evenings.
It is a 6th magnitude object, so binoculars will suffice. At low magnification, it looks exactly like a star.
The planet is now in Pisces, about 4° south-west of the 4th mag star epsilon Piscium.
The chart (a reduced version from Sky-High 2014) show the path of Uranus till near the end of the year.
2014 Oct 20 IAS Talk
2014 Oct 31 Dublin Sidewalk Astronomy
Please see EVENTS for more details.
If you would like to attend Dunsink Observatory Public Open Nights that are supported by the IAS, you can find more details at Dunsink Observatory. These recommence in October 2014.