UPDATE: A Fantastic talk by Dr Carolin Crawford was enjoyed by all. We look forward to your next visit to KLADAS next year! Thank you so much!
A Talk by Dr Carolin Crawford
Next Monday 23rd May – 7:30pm
(Please view our events page for more info on location)We are proud to host Dr Carolin Crawford who returns once again to amaze and delight our Astronomical thirst for knowledge of the beauty and science of Astronomy and Space.
Talk: The Beauty and Science of Nebulae
This talk is about interstellar space – not truly a vacuum devoid of matter, but inhabited by vast thin clouds of gas and dust that appear as glorious and complex structures. Dr Carolin Crawford will showcase some of the most spectacular images of these ‘nebulae’, including many taken with the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. She will lead us to look at them with new eyes, deconstructing the pictures and learning how to ‘read’ what they tell us about the turbulent story of the birth and death of stars. Indeed, revealing the science behind the beauty.
Professor Crawford’s primary research interests are in combining X-ray, optical and near-infrared observations to study the physical processes occurring around massive galaxies at the core of clusters of galaxies. In particular, she observes the complex interplay between the hot intra-cluster medium, filaments of warm ionized gas, cold molecular clouds, star formation and the radio plasma flowing out from the central supermassive black hole.
Non Members: £5.00
First visits by prospective new members to an Evening talk will
now be free. This will allow you to make up your mind if you
would like to join the Society.