• Date and time: Tuesday 16 June 2015, 7.00pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: Room P/X001, Physics/Exhibition Centre
  • Admission: Free tickets available at http://www.astrocampus.org.uk/event-archive/big-telescopes-public-lecture-with-tim-obrien/

Event details

Renowned astronomer Professor Tim O’Brien will ask the question … Is anybody out there?

For more than 50 years, giant radio telescopes have looked for signals from extra- terrestrial civilisations. We’ve discovered some amazing astronomical phenomena but so far nothing that looks like a message from space. Tim O’Brien from Jodrell Bank will discuss what the future might hold for our attempts to answer the question: “Are we alone in the Universe?” The talk will begin at 7pm with a presentation for the Schools’ Physicist of the Year Awards.

Speaker biography

Tim O’Brien is Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory and a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. He has appeared on numerous TV programmes, including Countryfile and Stargazing Livewith Brian Cox.

Additional links

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Professor Tim O’Brien, Associate Director of Jodrell Bank observatory, Professor of Astrophysics at University of Manchester