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Transient astronomy bursts, bangs and things that go bump in the night

2 April 2014

Transient astronomy bursts, bangs and things that go bump in the night

Over 100 people attended our IOP joint meeting with the South East Kent Astronomical Society (SEKAS) in Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent, on 1st April, to hear Prof. Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell discuss improvements in telescopes and computing that allow us to look for and study things in the sky that are transient or short duration, such as gamma ray bursts, that continue to fascinate and puzzle astronomers.  She also considered how different the universe looks when viewed in this way.