Thursday Oct 27th @8pm
Newport Astronomy Club / In association with Mayo Dark Sky Festival
Talk : “A Beginners Guide to Cosmology: The Science of Everything”
Venue: Graine Uaile Pub, Newport, Co. Mayo
Cosmology is the scientific study of the large scale properties of the universe as a whole. It endeavors to use the scientific method to understand the origin, evolution and ultimate fate of the entire Universe. It is is studied by scientists, such as astronomers and physicists, as well as philosophers, such as metaphysicians, philosophers of physics, and philosophers of space and time. Cosmology differs from astronomy in that the former is concerned with the Universe as a whole while the latter deals with individual celestial objects. Modern physical cosmology is dominated by the Big Bang theory, which attempts to bring together observational astronomy and particle physics.
Speaker: Derek Dempsey, Chairman of Newport Astronomy Club
Duration : 40 minutes + Q and A.
The event is free and everyone is welcome