The next episode of Science and Cocktails handles about how people “see” the universe with a radio telescope.
Featuring Roy Maartens from the University of the Western Cape, followed by a live jazz performance. This session questions if there is alien life in the galaxy and it can be found. How dangerous is the black hole at the centre of the galaxy? Is it possible to see the light from the first stars to ever shine? And is it justified to spend money on a giant telescope when there is so much poverty in the country? How can a big science project like the SKA help to de-colonise science?
Venue: The Orbit, 81 De Korte St, Braamfontein