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Exploring the Southern Cross sky through state-of-the-art telescopes - learn about the universe from Australian astronomers -

Prof. Brian Schmidt
Prof. Brian Boyle

Human beings have been observing the universe since ancient times. The development of modern radio and optical telescopes unveiled new discoveries of the universe. We will share the latest knowledge and work of two world-leading Australian scientists to understand both the dawn of universe and the future.

Before the talk, Mamoru Mohri, Chief Executive Director of Miraikan, will present an honorary Miraikan membership to Prof. Brian Schmidt.
(Simultaneous translation between English and Japanese will be provided.)

Panelist: Prof. Brian Schmidt is a Laureate Fellow at The Australian National University's Mount Stromlo Observatory. His work on the accelerating universe was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Adam Riess and Saul Perlmutter.

Panelist: Prof Brian Boyle is the Director of the Australian Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Office. The SKA is a next-generation radio-telescope that will be jointly hosted by Australia and South Africa. He was previously Director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory (1996-2003), and CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility (2003-2009).

Presentation of honorary membership: Mamoru Mohri (Chief Executive Director of Miraikan)
Moderator: Tomonori Hayakawa (Science Communicator, Miraikan)

The event will be distributed online by Ustream

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-miraikan-en

Dates
14:30-16:00, 26th Saturday, April 2014
Venue
MiraiCAN Hall, 7F, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Tokyo, Japan
Targets
Contents of the event targets middle school-aged or higher
Capacity
300 seats
Fee
free of charge
How to enter
Application on a first-come and first-served basis on website. Click "Application", and fill in the "Event Application Form". Acceptance continues until positions are filled.
(The reception of this event is closed.)
Contact
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Tel: +81-3-3570-9151

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