History of Astronomy – Cosmological theories which have shaped our current understanding of the Universe, by Gary Fildes – ONLINE
January 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A beginner’s guide to cosmology – A look at some of the energetic ideas around the big questions about the origins and fate of the universe. Taking a look at some of the headline ideas in cosmology currently and into the 21st Century.
Gary Fildes is an outreach astronomer, specialising in public engagement centres in astronomy. Fildes is the Founder and ex – CEO Lead Astronomer of the Kielder Observatory in the UK and is currently lead Astronomer at the Grassholme Observatory which he also founded. An author and with numerous TV and media appearances under his belt, Fildes has firmly established himself as a leading light in the UK astronomy scene.
Gary’s experience and knowledge in the development of accessible, exciting and inspiring astronomy centres is unparalleled. In recognition of Gary’s achievements, he was awarded an honorary MSc degree in astrophysics from Durham University. In 2017 he was also awarded an honorary degree from the university of Sunderland.
He has presented on BBC TV and many radio shows.
It is widely acknowledged that the observatory’s success is due to Gary’s ability to communicate his passion, enthusiasm and encyclopaedic knowledge of astronomy to all who want to listen. Fildes is a seasoned guest speaker with SAGA cruises and is happy to chat to guests continually about all things astronomy and physics.
Gary remains today the lead astronomer of the UK’s newest premier dark sky observatory.
In July 2016, Gary published his first book ‘An Astronomer’s Tale’, a bricklayer’s guide to the Galaxy.
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