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The large scale structure of the Universe.  Image: Space Telescope Science Institute, UC Berkeley and Harward University.

The Hot and Energetic Universe

High-energy astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the Universe. The most energetic radiation reveals hot and violent phenomena. We examine hot gas in galactic clusters, which are the biggest and most massive objects in space. We will also examine hot gas collected in discs around supermassive black at the center of galaxies.

But high-energy astrophysics also gives us important information about our own galaxy the Milky Way, neutron stars, supernovae, and stars like out own Sun, which emit a lot of high-energy radiation. Europe holds a leading role in the research about high-energy astrophysics.

This is a show if you are curious about...

  • More about outer space; distant stars and galaxies.
  • More about the enormous telescopes that are used to study space.
  • Why space-based telescopes are so important.
  • More about electromagnetic radiation (light in different wavelengths).
  • How x-rays and gamma-rays were discovered.
  • What we can learn by studying the high-energy light of the Universe.
  • More about supernovae and black holes.
  • More about binary stars and neturon stars.
  • More about the super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
  • How the Universe evolves when galaxies collide with each other.

This show is suitable for:

  • Teens and adults 

Through collaboration with planetariums around the world we are able to offer this show in English, German, Spanish (Castellano), French, Russian, Telugu, Korean, Turkish or Japanese. Contact the reception at Vattenhallen for further details.

Hot and Energetic Universe. YouTube video.

The Planetarium is a collaboration between The Faculty of Science, Lund Observatory, the Department of Physics and the Faculty of Engineering LTH.

Page Manager: Vattenhallen Science Center | 2021-08-17