Hubble's Legacy: Imaging the Beauty of the Universe
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/02/23/Ian_Morison_Hubbles_Heritage Gresham College astronomy professor Ian Morison presents stunning Hubble Space Telescope images of "the most beautiful objects that we have in our Milky Way and beyond." ----- The lecture considers the legacy of both Edwin Hubble and the Space Telescope that bears his name - from Hubble's discovery of the expanding universe to the observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope that have, over the last two decades, given us new insights into our Universe. - Gresham College Gresham Professor of Astronomy Ian Morison made his first telescope at the age of 12 with lenses given to him by his optician. Having studied Physics, Maths and Astronomy at Oxford, he became a radio astronomer at the Jodrell Bank Observatory and teaches Astronomy and Cosmology at the University of Manchester. Over 25 years he has also taught Observational Astronomy to many hundreds of adult students in the North West of England. An active amateur optical astronomer, he is a council member and past president of the Society for Popular Astronomy in the United Kingdom.
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