Culture Night at Lund Observatory
The Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics will open its doors to visitors during Culture Night. Activities will include public talks and stargazing. Note that stargazing is a weather dependent activity, so let's hope for clear skies that night.
We welcome all space enthusiasts to Astronomihuset on Kulturnatten! Doors open at 1500
In our lecture rooms Andromeda and Cassiopeia you find space- and science-themed board games for all ages. In collaboration with Mensa Syd.
If the day is free of clouds, a solar telescope will be set up in front of the building. Using this, we can look for features on the surface of the Sun like sunspots: dark marks on the surface which appear where the Sun's magnetic field is strong and the temperature is lower than the rest of the surface.
In Lundmarkssalen we will hold public talks in both Swedish and English:
1615 "Livets atomers kosmiska ursprung" (Swedish)
1715 "Galaxer, virtuella universum och superdatorer" (Swedish)
1815 "Hur planeter byggs upp" (Swedish)
1915 "Exploring the stars of the Milky Way" (English)
2015 "Merging black holes in star clusters" (English)
2115 "Ten things you might not know about the Milky Way" (English)
2215 "Where do we come from? Searching for the birthplace of the Sun" (English)
After sunset, if the sky is clear, we will open the telescopes on the roof and invite the public in small groups to take a look. Note that this is contingent on the weather on the night.
Visitors may also be interested in planetarium shows at Vattenhallen. The planetarium is open from 11 to 20 with shows starting every 20 minutes.