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Introduction to Astronomy March 2023

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Understanding the Observable Universe

Guest Speaker: Jonathan Park

Join us as we explore space and time to gain an understanding of the concept of the “observable universe”. It may seem paradoxical at first: the universe is only 13.8 billion years old, yet the “observable” universe is a region of space 93 billion light-years across, with us in the centre. Even stranger, the oldest light we can see (13.8 billion years old) started only 42 million light-years away from our location. How can this be? What are we really seeing out in the universe? Tonight, Jonathan will explain, and hope that you find this as fascinating as we all do!


The meeting will also be live-streamed on the AAS YouTube channel




March 4
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dr Chris Benton


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