Smoke signals from the distant universe

22 March 2013

On the 19 March 2013 Professor Seb Oliver gave his lecture, "Smoke signals from the distant universe," to an interested audience at the University of Kent.

Dermot Stuart from the South east Kent Astronomical Society, Dr Cyril Isenberg, University of Kent,  Professor Seb Oliver at the centre, Professor Michael Smith, University of Kent, and Prof Oliver’s student Pete
Dermot Stuart, Dr Cyril Isenberg, Professor Seb Oliver, Professor Michael Smith, Prof Oliver’s student Pete

A smoke – like dust obscures the view of the most distant galaxies by optical telescopes. However infrared telescopes can penetrate these dust clouds. This enables us to learn about star formation in the early universe.

This was a Joint meeting with the South East Kent Astronomical Society.