If you are visiting Ghana or plan on visiting Ghana or live in Ghana and you have a thing for astronomy, then I will recommend the Ghana Planetarium Science Centre which is situated at Cantonments, Accra.
The Ghana Planetarium Science Centre which was opened on 22nd January 2009 was an outreach project by David Weinrich to help support astronomy educators in developing countries. This planetarium is managed by the delightful Dr. Jacob O. Ashong (PhD (Lond), MSc (Lond), MIBiol, CBiol, FRSTM&H.) and his wife Jane (BA Hons (Graphics), BA Hons (Educ. Psychol.), MBA (Leicester)).
Event: Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
Topic: From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and beyond
Speakers: Dr. Michael Turner (Director of the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics)
Bruce V. (Professor at the University of Chicago)
Diana M. Rauner (Professor at the University of Chicago)
Date: 31st July 2016
Time: 3:45pm (lecture)
5:00pm to 6:00pm (conversations with Dr. Michael Turner in Space Visualization Lab)
Ticket fee: 10.00 Cedis (general admission); 5.00 Cedis (students)
To purchase ticket, visit www.adlerplanetarium.org
We know the Universe began 13.7 billion years ago in an explosion of space called the big bang. We also know that the gravity of dark matter created the galaxies and other cosmic structures we see today from tiny quantum fluctuations that arose just after the big bang. Yet some big questions remain. Is our universe part of a larger multiverse? What is the cause of the speed up of expansion of the Universe? These are the mysteries that inspire cosmologists today. In a dazzling, full-dome presentation, this presentation will illustrate what we know and how we know it, as well as the big ideas and puzzles of cosmology today.
So if you are available this Sunday, then by all means you should pass by the Planetarium to learn more about our galaxy.
Contact details of the Ghana Planetarium Science Centre:
12 Osu Avenue Extension, Cantonments, Accra (on the road behind Christ The King Church & School and behind Police Flats).
Tel: 00233 302 769 204 / 00233 302 770 600 / 0244 341 314