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ICG Members to be at BBC Stargazing LIVE at the Spinnaker Tower, Jan 17th 2012

ICG members will take part in the BBC Stargazing LIVE event happening at the Spinnaker Tower on Tuesday 17th January 2012. Please see the [http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/bbc-stargazing-live/occurrence/53059 | BBC Things to Do entry] for details on obtaining tickets to attend events up the tower. ICG members will also be involved in free events open to everyone which are happening in the ground floor cafe and foyer area of the tower.

Audience Feedback from Carlos Frenk's Public Lecture

Here is some of the excellent feedback we have received from members of the audience of the [http://research.icg.port.ac.uk/node/2207 public lecture given by Carlos Frenk last week]. Carlos Frenk Lecture AudienceCarlos Frenk Lecture Audience "Thank you so much for inviting me to this public lecture. Professor Frenk's extraordinary talk revealed the inspiring developments in cosmology in recent decades in a way that was accessible to an audience of non specialists.

Carlos Frenk Draws Big Crowd to Evening Public Lecture on Cosmology

From the [http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/news/title,147136,en.html University News Website]: ==World-renowned cosmologist draws big crowd== An internationally renowned cosmologist spoke to a packed house last night at a University of Portsmouth public lecture about cosmic history. Professor Carlos Frenk addressed an audience of over 300 in his talk, which discussed how cosmology confronts some of the most fundamental questions in the world of science. The Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University is a world-renowned cosmologist and one of

Radio Solent interview with Bob Nichol

Bob will be interviewed for an hour as part of the Alex Dyke Show on Monday November 28th from noon to 1pm. The interview will discuss all things space related and probably much more.

ICG Public Lecture advertised on BBC Things to Do

The ICG sponsored public lecture, "Cosmic History: Everything from Nothing" to be given by Prof. Carlos Frenk on Wednesday 30th November 2011 (6-7pm, Richmond Building) is now [http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/cosmic-history-everything-from-nothing advertised on the BBC Things to Do website] as a "astronomy" event linked to the BBC Countryfile program.

ICG student competes in FameLab

On Tuesday 25th October, ICG PhD student David Wilkinson entered the science speaking competition FameLab (http://famelab.org/uk/competition) at a South-East regional heat in Oxford with a 3-minute talk about the Sombrero Galaxy. The recorded video of the talk can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150340308526932. He just missed out on being selected on the day to go through to the regional final, but he can still get through by having the most online votes!

Half Term Work Experience at ICG

Local A-level students, Callum Stirling (from Oaklands 6th Form College in Waterlooville) and Samuel Saunders (from Barton Peveril College) spent some time at ICG this week learning what it means to be a research cosmologist. Samuel and Callum also enjoyed some solar observing from the ICG balcony.

World Renowned Cosmologist to give Public Lecture in Portsmouth

World renowned cosmologist, Prof. Carlos Frenk is visiting the ICG on 30th November 2011 to give a research seminar. During his visit he has kindly agreed to also give an evening public lecture as part of the [http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/events/ Portsmouth University Public Lecture Series]. By special arrangement with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, this is a free event and open to all, so tell your friends.

ICG Members at INTECH World Space Week

Several members of ICG spent time at the [http://www.intech-uk.com/ Intech Science Centre], near Winchester this week in support of [http://www.intech-uk.com/folders/visitor_info/events/world_space_week.cfm World Space Week] (October 4th-9th). ICG was supporting the [http://www.sepnet.ac.uk/ SEPnet] stand at World Space Week, and ran several educational demos, from illustrating how we detect dark matter, and talking about the scale of the solar system, to showing what's inside a telecope, and how to split light using a CD.

ICG Members select their favourite images of space for local art exhibit

On show at the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eastney-Arts-Cafe-20elevenarts/130331273699332 Eastney Arts Cafe] as part of the [http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167381446668874 "Journey to the Edge of Space"] exhibition, four members of ICG have selected their favourite images of space. A closing event will showcase this and other space inspired work submitted to the exhibition, on Friday 2nd September 5-8pm.
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