Institute of Astronomy

Special Public Evening -- celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1919 eclipse

Published on 13/05/2019 

Special public evening -- Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 6:30pm

The Institute of Astronomy is hosting a special public event to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1919 eclipse expeditions. Observations taken during a total solar eclipse provided the first proof that light could be influenced by gravity, and verified the prediction made by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The results established the fundamental importance of Relativity in our understanding of physics and Astronomy.

To celebrate this event, we are pleased to offer two 30 minute public talks:

  • Eddington, Einstein and the 1919 Eclipse Expeditions, by Carolin Crawford, public astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy

  • 100 years of gravitational lensing, by Sherry Suyu, Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Munich.

Entrance is free and parking is available on site. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the first talk will begin at 7:15pm. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Please note this is an evening of talks, and there will be no stargazing.


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