Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to you to discuss their latest research and findings. You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them). The Pint of Science festival runs over a few days in May every year and we're delighted to welcome it to Millennium Point for the first of three exciting evenings.

Tickets are £4.00 and can be booked by visiting the Pint of Science website here.

Get hands-on with a spectroscope: an instrument invented in the early 1800’s for splitting light into its different frequency components, find out how it later enabled the discovery of Helium and how they are still used today to characterise stars and to detect exoplanets. Experience the parallax effect and how we can use this everyday effect to determine the distances to stars in our stellar neighbourhood.

Ringing stars and the search for other worlds in our Galaxy

Professor Bill Chaplin (Professor of Astrophysics and leader of the NASA Kepler Mission)

In this talk, Professor Bill Chaplin will present the latest results on newly discovered planets orbiting other Sun-like stars in our Galaxy, and explain how the ringing nature of the stars allows us to construct detailed family portraits of these newly discovered planetary systems.

Performance by Leon Trimble #2

Leon Trimble (Audio-visual artist and BOM Fellow)

We are delighted that this Pint of Science event will feature a performance by Leon Trimble, a Birmingham-based audio-visual artist and Birmingham Open Media (BOM) Fellow who experiments with the live translation of physical science instruments. He will be live-mixing data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) into his music.

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