Free Public Online Astronomy Lecture on Wednesday, 17th June at 7:30 p.m.
The lecture, made available by Go Space Watch, is "The Far Side of the Moon: Is it Just Aliens?" and will be presented by Dr Julian Onions of the University of Nottingham.
The Moon is a shy body which always shows only one side of itself to the Earth. Before the space age, no-one knew what was on the far side of the Moon. This has led to a number of conspiracy theories that it is a haven for aliens. The talk will chart the progress of how humans got to see what was on the far side of the Moon, and what was found there. Tin foil hats are optional!
Julian Onions works with computer simulations of large fractions of the universe to understand trends in galaxy formation and evolution. Investigating the tools that help us form and analyse those simulations such as halo finders, tree builders and semi-analytic models. He also does a number of outreach activities, giving talks to astronomy societies and other interested groups such as rotary and U3A, as well as working with schools and scouts/guide groups. He also helps with the teaching of undergraduates in some of the astronomy courses. Julian was scheduled to give a talk to the Society on 14th May, but this had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. He also gave us a talk in February 2019 on Galaxies and their Formation.
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