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Pictures from the past

Pictures from the past

Wednesday 4th May 2022 from 17:45pm to 19:30pm

Bradfield Centre - Cambridge Science Park
Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0GA

Join the Wireless Heritage SIG on a journey to the Andromeda Galaxy, the Whirlpool and a few exoplanets on the way.

Over the past twenty-five years, the Hubble Telescope has been capturing exquisite pictures from the earliest years of the Universe. The New James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), working in the lower infra-red band will see through the dust clouds that even Hubble could not penetrate capturing pictures of young warm exoplanets and the spectroscopy of their atmospheres, identifying and characterizing the first galaxies at long redshifts and analyzing the warm dust and molecular gas in young stars 13 billion years ago.

Dr Gordon Aspin, Chairman at start-up Zero Point Motion shows us what we can see on a clear night in Cambridge and how the latest image processing technology enables us to de-twinkle a star-studded sky. The same technology is being applied to establish space to ground optical links that will take us even further back to the distant past.

Taking place at the Bradfield Centre, Cambridge with the presentation starting at 6pm, the event will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow delegates.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 04/05/2022

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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