Stargazing at the Institute of Astronomy

Stargazing at the Institute of Astronomy

Stargazing at the Institute of Astronomy

event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 7.00pm - 9.00pm BST
event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 7.00pm - 9.00pm BST
  • Astronomy Hub at night
In-person | £7.50
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Departments
Location: 
Institute of Astronomy | View details

Hosted by the Institute of Astronomy, immerse yourself in the wonders of the cosmos and join us for an astronomical extravaganza at the Alumni Festival!

Delight in a captivating 30-minute talk given by Dr Matthew Bothwell, followed by an awe-inspiring session of stargazing (weather permitting) and drinks reception.

Discover the mysteries of the universe under the guidance of Dr Bothwell.

Speaker

Dr Matthew Bothwell (Girton 2007)

Matthew Bothwell

Dr Matthew Bothwell is a public astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy, and an astrophysicist by training. He is in charge of public engagement activities at the Institute, which includes running their schools outreach programme, winter stargazing evenings, Cambridge Festival events, and more. He also supports Institute researchers who want to engage the public with their research.

He is an experienced science communicator and science writer. He gives public lectures (past venues include the Royal Institution, New Scientist, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the British Astronomical Association), and his science writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Daily Beast, Aeon magazine, The Guardian, Writer's Digest, and more. 

He also writes popular astronomy books for both adults and children. He is the author of 'Astrophysics for Supervillains' (2024, DK), and 'The Invisible Universe: Why There’s More to Reality than Meets the Eye' (2021, Oneworld).

Booking information

Price: 
£7.50
Capacity: 
165

Location

Institute of Astronomy
Madingley Road
Cambridge
CB3 0HA
United Kingdom

Contact

The Festival Team
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