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Summer Astronomy: Lecture 4
July 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is the fourth lecture in a short course in astronomy, led by Dr. Adrian Jannetta, covering basic concepts, practical experience, and the latest developments in a rapidly changing field.
The full course costs £15, or you can book individual lectures for £4 each. Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. An invitation to each lecture will be emailed to you.
Week 4 – Down the black hole.
This is the story of gravity. Our attempts to understand why things fall has led to some surprising theories about planetary motion, warped spacetime and what happens when the biggest stars die. What happens when you fall into a black hole?