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Bending Light with Gravitational Lenses (Stage 6, Teacher)

On Demand

Learn how massive objects in space can bend light into strange shapes.

Explore the concept using a wine glass.


ACTIVITY OUTLINE:

Explore Einstein’s General Relativity and how astronomers use it to study distant astronomical objects.

Join Dr Colin Jacobs as he tells an engaging story of how GR helps scientists understand how the fabric of space behaves.

Additionally, he delves into ‘invisible’ matter and how he uses AI and gravitational lenses to calculations of how much mass is present.


IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ASTRO 3D

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 18-Jun-2028 11:59PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording

Duration

6 Minutes

Price

FREE

Curriculum

Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Physics

Presenter Bio

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) has produced a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and energy in the Universe, from shortly after the Big Bang, to the present day.

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Technology and Materials Requirements

Reliable internet connection
Device to viewing
Access YouTube
Whiteboard if presenting to class

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: ASTRO3D Team

Phone: Please send us an email

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://astro3d.org.au/

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