RECLAIM YOUR BRAIN ... BRING YOUR BABY!
Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old.
Gazing at the night sky with our eyes or telescopes reveals twinkling stars and far away galaxies. But to fully understand the Universe around us, we need to manipulate light coming from these objects, splitting it into its components in the same way that water droplets can spread out the Sun's light into a rainbow. In this talk I will show and explain how astronomers do this to reveal the secrets of our Universe, touching on the stories of some unsung heroes of astronomy along the way.
Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and science communicator. She runs the public engagement programme for the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, hosts the Seldom Sirius astronomy podcast, was co-presenter of the BBC Tomorrow's World Live shows, and has been known to perform astronomy-themed stand up comedy. Jen is currently on maternity leave and buying far too many space-related baby clothes.