Telescopes and imagining the cosmos: Onsala Space Observatory's spring programme 2012
Onsala Space Observatory has a packed programme of activities for spring 2012, continuing on into the autumn.
During spring 2012 Onsala Space Observatory opens its doors to the public in both April and May. Further activities follow in the autumn.
GOTHENBURG SCIENCE FESTIVAL 17-29 APRIL
Our programme for the festival includes:
Experiment workshop: experiments with a space theme for schoolkids, 17-27 April.
Buses to Onsala Space Observatory: three buses go to the observatory from Gothenburg on Saturday 28 April.
ALMA: in search of our cosmic origins: On Saturday 28 April, astronomer Susanne Aalto presents ALMA, a huge new observatory in Chile - and some of its first discoveries..
Are our brains made to understand the universe? Panel debate in Gothenburg on 29 April. Experts from astronomy, neuroscience, religion and the arts meet to exchange ideas about how much we can really understand about the cosmos.
MORE IN SPRING 2012
Massive black holes and galaxies (16 May). Astronomer Reinhard Genzel, who shared this years Crafoord prize in astronomy, will be in Gothenburg on May 16 to give a public lecture about galaxies and their supermassive black holes.
Visit Onsala Space Observatory (27 May, Mother's Day in Sweden). Visit the observatory by bus from Kungsbacka. In cooperation with Kungsbacka Tourist Office. Read more (in Swedish)..
LATER THIS YEAR
Astronomy Day and Night (13 October). We’re planning two new events for the first Swedish Astronomy Day and Night.
More information and pictures:
Robert Cumming, astronomer and communications officer, Onsala Space Observatory
Tel: +46 31 772 5500 or +46 70 49 33 114
Last modified: March 29, 2012
Responsible for this page: Robert Cumming