carolin crawford

Date: Saturday 16th November | Time:  1.00pm – 2.00pm

Dr Carolin Crawford

Dr Carolin Crawford is the Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. Her research used multi-wavelength observations  to investigate the environments of some of the most massive galaxies in the Universe. This was carried out alongside — and later eclipsed by — a growing role in the public communication of science. Carolin now gives many talks every year enthusing about astronomical advances  to as wide an audience as possible; she also makes regular appearances on local and national radio.

 

 

 

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Lecture synopsis

‘Telescopes of the Future’

Astronomers depend on light for their understanding of the cosmos beyond the confines of the Solar System. Many of the most exciting discoveries over the last couple of decades were made possible by new generations of telescopes, both on the ground and in space. I shall discuss the new facilities anticipated coming online over the next ten years or so – how they’ll not only change our view of the Universe, but also alter the way we do Astronomy.