Gravity’s telescope

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 7:00pm

In recognition of the International Year of Light, ten New Zealand speakers will address the many facets of light in the 2015 Ten by Ten series. Gravity’s telescopeDr Nicholas RattenburyWhether alien worlds can exist is a question which now has been answered, with the discovery of nearly 2,000 planets orbiting stars other than our own Sun. In this Ten by Ten talk, Dr Nick Rattenbury describes how New Zealand has been contributing to the discovery of extra-solar planets using a phenomenon predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity – the bending of light by gravity.HAMILTON | Thursday 7pm 29 October Te Whare Tapere, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato campus (entry via Gate 2, Knighton Road)

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