Café & Kosmos 19 September 2013
HETDEX: A look into the nursery of the Universe
17 September 2013
At the next Café & Kosmos evening on Thursday 19 September 2013 we will join Dr. Maximilian Fabricius (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics) for a discussion about the HETDEX (Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment) project at the McDonald Observatory in Texas.
The large-scale distribution of galaxies in the Universe is not random. Instead, there is a typical scale — a typical average distance between galaxies — that can be used to study how the Universe expands over time.
HETDEX is using the 9.2-metre telescope of the McDonald Observatory in Texas to search for a certain type of galaxies that can be observed over very large distances. In this way HETDEX can examine the expansion of the Universe at a time when it had just a quarter of its present size.
Dr. Fabricius will explain the objectives and discuss how the preparations for this experiment are proceeding.
The series of Café & Kosmos discussions is organised jointly by ESO, the Excellence Cluster Universe and the Max-Planck Institutes for Physics, Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics.
Please note that the Café & Kosmos events take place in German.
What: HETDEX: A look into the nursery of the Universe
When: Thursday, 19 September 2013, 19:00
Where: Vereinsheim, Occamstr. 8, 80802 Munich, near Münchener Freiheit
Admission is free.
- HETDEX main page
- McDonald Observatory
- Café & Kosmos home page
- Café & Kosmos page at ESO
- Vereinsheim, web page of the venue
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