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Institute of Physics
History of Physics Group

400 Years of the Telescope

1pm Wednesday 8th July 2009

Small Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

This meeting has been arranged to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy in 2009 commemmorating the invention of the telescope 400 years ago.

Chairman of the meeting: Dr Peter Ford.

1 pmProfessor Mike Edwards
400 years of the Telescope: Past, Present and Future
2pm Professor Malcolm Longair
Discoveries with optical telescopes
3pm Tea/Coffee
3.30pm Professor Peter Coles
The Cosmic Web

The canteen will be open for tea/coffee etc from 10.30 and for lunch from 13.20 to 2pm.

In addition a special visit to the Whipple Museum of the History of Science has been arranged for the morning of Thursday, 9th July folowed by a visit to the Cambridge University radio telescope facility at Lords Bridge.

There is no charge for this meeting.

To book please contact: Mr Malcolm Cooper
Tel: 01472 389467

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