Astronomy Course III: From the Big Bang to the galaxies

Astronomy Course III: From the Big Bang to the galaxies


30/06/2018 - 01/07/2018    
15:00 - 13:00


Observatório do Lago Alqueva
CM 1127, Monsaraz

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This is the third of three modules coordinated by Nelson Nunes (IA/U. Lisbon and OLA). This session will be focused on Cosmology, the evolution of the Universe and the formation of structure.


Saturday, 30th June

– Hubble’s law and the expansion of the Universe
– Einstein, Friedmann and Lemaitre
– Particles in the Universe
– Neutrinos and the electrons
– The Big Bang nucleosynthesis

17h00 Break

– Photon decoupling and the cosmic background radiation
– Dark matter
– Formation of structure in the Universe
– Dark energy and the acceleration of the Universe

19h30 Break for dinner

21h30:  Astronomical observations with OLA’s telescopes and guides

Sunday, 1st July

– Inflation in the early Universe
– Theories of extradimensions and other strange ideas

13h00 End of the course


Registration: 60€


Registration up to the 28th of June. Please send us an email to geral @ with the subject “Astronomy Course”.