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Science communication is important in today's technologically advanced society. A good part of the adult community is not science saavy and lacks the background to make sense of rapidly changing technology. My blog attempts to help by publishing articles of general interest in an easy to read and understand format without using mathematics. I also give free lectures in community events - you can arrange these by writing to me.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Exploring the Cosmos

Dr Ravi Singhal
Free Science Talks for Secondary Pupils & Adults
No Science Background Needed

11 am to 12 noon on Saturdays
30 January; 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2010
James Watt Auditorium, E.K. Technology Park, G75 0QD

(Ample free parking on site)
In Partnership with: Glasgow University and Scottish Enterprise, Lanarkshire

The size and complexity of the Universe is truly astounding. The Sun is but one of more than 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy and the observable Universe could contain 100 billion galaxies. It takes light a hundred thousand years to travel across the Milky Way. The Universe
is populated with strange and bizarre objects like the white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes; the true nature of which we are now beginning to understand. Prodigious amount of energy is produced by the heavenly bodies – the Sun produces a million times more energy in one second than we consume globally in a year!

Human curiosity has always wondered about the nature of the Universe we live in and attempted to rationalise what could be observed. Our understanding has enormously improved due to technological advances of the last century. However, many questions remain unanswered…..

Have you ever wondered how the distance, size, motion, temperature, composition of a star are measured? How are stars formed and how do they die? A frequently asked question is - How do they know? Exploring the Cosmos is a programme of ten talks, five of which are being announced at this stage. Come along to the talks to find out.
The fifth talk will discuss the search for extraterrestrial life.

Talks are free to attend; e-mail ekTalks@yahoo.co.uk to confirm interest. Please check http://ektalks.blogspot.com for updates.

The Science for All programme is a community education initiative. The talks are aimed at the general audience and no prior background in science is assumed. The talks are also suitable for secondary school pupils. The presentation promises to be visually attractive and highly informative.

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