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Liquid Mirror Telescopes: Wave of the Future (or just a ripple)

Professor Brad Gibson

University of Hull

A novel design first envisioned more than 150 years ago, Liquid Mirror Telescopes (LMTs) might seem something out of science fiction.  As part of his postgraduate degree, Professor Brad Gibson designed, constructed, and tested the world’s first functional LMT observatory. He will describe the LMT concept and its weird and wonderful strengths (and weaknesses), and provide some insights into why the concept has not succeeded in replacing the classic glass and aluminum constructs.

To attend please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81165738877

Organised By
Newcastle Astronomical Society and IOP North East Branch
Date/Time
21 Jan 2021 19:00 to 21:00
Location
This is an online event
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