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Introduction to Astronomy – August with Peter Felhofer

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“There is something odd about time” – Albert Einstein

With the understanding that the speed of light is constant for all observers, Einstein conducted one of his famous thought experiments using an imaginary ‘Light clock’ and uncovered the counter intuitive nature of Special Relativity.

In this presentation I review our basis for measuring time and explore how that might be different when leaving the comfort of Earth,before venturing into the strangeness Einstein found and heading toward 2018 where the ‘Light Clock’ became a real and its revelations due to General Relativity.

Details

Date:
August 3
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

Stardome Observatory
670 Manukau Rd, Epsom
Auckland, 1345 New Zealand