Modelling Galaxies Lecture

22 April 2015

Following the interest generated by the solar eclipse, there was a chance to find out about more distant space at an open lecture which was held on 22nd April here at Blackpool Aspire Academy.

The lecture by leading astrophysicist, Dr Victor Debattista from UCLAN, gave the audience a hands-on experience into how computers are used to model galaxies and discover how they form and evolve. Dr Debattista offered attendees the chance to explore the computer models he has built of deep space.

This unique event was open to all and free of charge.

Mrs Bradley with students and Dr Victor Debattista after the lecture

It was the first in a series of lectures bringing the findings of cutting-edge research to audiences in Blackpool, and was organised by Blackpool Sixth and the Fylde Coast Ogden Trust partnership which promotes excellence in physics education. The partnership is supported by UCLAN, the University of Lancaster, the Ogden Trust and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The next lecture is called Quantum detectives - you can find out more by clicking here.