Date Friday 14th October Time 11.15am 12.15pm
Professor Michael Merrifield
Professor of Astronomy Nottingham University
”Telescopes: The Next Generation”
Progress in astronomy has long been closely connected to developments in telescope technology, and the coming few years will be no exception. In this talk, Professor Mike Merrifield will discuss some of the upcoming facilities including the James Webb Space Telescope and the European Extremely Large Telescope, delving into both the engineering challenges of such instruments and the unprecedented scientific exploration that they will enable.