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Dec 2014 - Our Cosmic Journey: From Massive Telescopes to Stardust

Since time immemorial humans have looked up at the night sky and wondered. They have noted their positions over countless years and created myths to explain the flickering tiny points of starlight.

Speeding up to today, we know what the stars are made up of, have discovered thousands of planets outside of our solar system, and have even managed to nail down the age of the universe pretty accurately. Getting to this stage of knowledge has been an exhilarating trip of discovery.

Dr Joseph Caruana will be talking about this journey from prehistoric times to the present and beyond on Saturday 27 Dec at the Cinema Room, St James Cavalier, Valletta. The talk will be followed by an open discussion. Joseph will be shedding light on the largest telescopes being built and what they will tell us. The universe continues to surprise us and fascinate us. After all, we are all made of stardust.

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