Infrared in Astronomy: a celebration to mark 100 years since the fi rst infrared picture

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A specialist discussion meeting, organised by:

Helen Walker (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Francis Ring (University of Glamorgan)
Andy Finney (Royal Photographic Society)

This meeting will take place in the Geological Society Lecture Theatre

Summary: Infrared imaging has made an enormous impact on astronomy, from the earliest single detectors to the large arrays currently available. Our knowledge of the Universe has been changed by infrared illuminating galaxies in the early Universe and the first stages of star formation. The changing technology and infrared techniques, both ground-based and space-based, mean that the field is still developing rapidly. Infrared imaging has been combined with imaging at other wavelengths and this has increased our understanding of many areas of astronomy as well as giving us amazing pictures, which reach out to everyone.


If you would like to present a poster at this meeting please contact Dr Helen Walker.


This is part of a 2-day meeting, with Thursday's programme covering other areas where infrared imaging has made an impact. See for more information. Pre-registration is not required if you are attending only the Friday sessions.


See for more information about the Infrared Centenary.


 infraredflyer.pdf - programme