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Introduction to Astronomy May 2021

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity

Tonight Demystified

Einstein’s ground-breaking 1905 Theory of Special Relativity defines the relationship between space and time. Tonight Chris Benton discusses what led Einstein to form his two initial postulates for this theory, what those two postulates are, and the fascinating implications counterintuitive to classical physics.

Come along and discover why nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in empty space and how observers may differ on the order in which events occur. You will also see how starfaring spacecraft appear to shorten in length while astronauts age slower than others on Earth, plus learn about the famous thought-provoking Twins Paradox.

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organiser

Dr Chris Benton

Venue

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