Belfast Telegraph

Top astronomers’ QUB visit

A rare chance to hear from two of the world’s leading astronomers is on offer at Queen’s University next week.

Queen’s and the Irish Astronomical Association are inviting astronomy and science enthusiasts to attend The Great Cosmic Puzzle on Tuesday, August 31 — a free evening event featuring world-famous astrophysicists Professor Christopher Stubbs and Professor Carlos Frenk.

The renowned speakers are among an international group of scientists attending Queen’s to discuss a new project which is creating the largest ever image of the Universe.

The consortium is using a new Hawaiian-based telescope known as Pan-STARRS to gather detailed images of almost three-quarters of the night sky.

The Great Cosmic Puzzle takes place at 7.15pm in the Larmour lecture theatre at Queen’s. Admission is free but pre-booking is required.

Tickets are available by telephoning the Physics reception at 9097 3941 or 90 97 3219 or email the Irish Astronomical Association at

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