Winchester Sci Ctr - It’s about time

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester · SO21 1HX

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Tonight's talk by the Winchester Science Centre is titled "It’s about time" and is led by Professor Don Kurtz (University of Central Lancashire).

These Wednesday lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the knowledge to give the very latest news from the research community.

Although the primary audience is adults, older children are also welcome to attend.

Days, weeks, months, years and more... Hear about Roman Emperors, Zulu Wars, Rider Haggard, Thomas Hardy, the English time riots, and how the days of the week got their names in an amusing and informative tour of the Western calendar.

The Lecturer:
Don Kurtz was born in San Diego, California, to an American father and Canadian mother. He obtained his PhD in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976, then spent 24 years in South Africa at the University of Cape Town, where he was Professor and Life Fellow. Don has dual British and American citizenship and has been Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Central Lancashire since 2001. He was recently a Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and serves on many international committees. He is frequently invited to speak internationally to both professional astronomers and to the public.

Don observes with some of the largest telescopes in the world, has over 2000 nights at the telescope, and over 470 professional publications. He is the discoverer of a class of pulsating, magnetic stars that are the most peculiar stars known. He is co-author of the fundamental textbook “Asteroseismology”.

Don enthusiastically gives many public lectures per year to diverse audiences all over the world on a wide range of topics. He is a regular guest on BBC Radio Lancashire and has appeared in prime time on the BBC's "Stargazing Live" with Dara O'Briain, on the BBC One Show, and on the "Sky at Night" with Patrick Moore.

Event Schedule:

6pm: doors open, The Hub is open for drinks and snacks

6.30pm: talk begins

Tickets: £10 per person.

Advance booking by calling the Science Centre. Free parking for evening events at Winchester Science. Suitable for ages 11yr+. Fully licensed bar available. This event will take place in the planetarium.

This show is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre.

Hosted by: Winchester Science Centre

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