Hanny's Voorwerp On Tour – Part 2
Previously I wrote about the ‘kickoff’ of my tour and I can tell you all now that I’m back on the road again.
I’ll be giving a few talks about ‘Galaxy Zoo and the discovery of Hanny’s Voorwerp’ soon and the first one starts tomorrow evening, at science centre ‘Explorion’, in my hometown all the way South in the Netherlands: Heerlen. It’s open for everyone interested and after my talk there is the possibility to gaze at the stars, using their more-than-a-hundred-years-old telescope.
Next Thursday I’ll be travelling all the way up North, to a nice hotel in Groningen. The next morning I’ll talk to – and with – a group of students from the ‘Hanze University’. After my talk we’ll classify some galaxies and brainstorm about how to get this science closer to kids. Before I need to go back I can have a look around in their ‘Discovery bus’.
Utrecht (in the middle of the country) will be my next stop after that. There is the ‘Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh’ based, where the ‘Stichting De Koepel’ asked me and Prof. De Jager to give a talk on the 23rd of November. I’ll be explaining the project and my weird blue/green blob to an audience of amateur astronomers!
General director of ASTRON – Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Michael Garrett, invited me to give a talk in Dwingeloo, also for amateur astronomers, but this time in English! That will happen on Thursday the 27th of November. I’m staying at their guesthouse overnight, but will be back on time for the Galaxy Zoo Get-together in the Netherlands.
It’s great and much fun to be able to ‘spread the word’ and I’d like to thank all zookeepers and zooites who helped me with preparing the talks.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.