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Space is a vast unknown to even the most learned mind, and when we think of empty space, we might come to find it’s not as empty as we actually think. Two talks take place at Ernest in Newcastle on Thursday 30th June and explore the unseen universe.

First up, Gary Fildes, Founder Director of Kielder Observatory, will look at The Dark Side Of The Universe. He will explore the almost mythological side of energy and mass in the universe, portraying itself as the dark matter and dark energy, and explain how it all relates to galaxies, space and ultimately, the fate of the universe.

Then follows a second talk by Dr Sam James all about the detection of gravitational waves, ripples in the very fabric of reality, produced when these massive objects collide together. Einstein’s theory of general relativity is explored and proven to be correct to unprecedented accuracy – with a look at new physics that follows. It’s a fascinating subject matter, that’ll hold your attention and be something that sticks in your mind for a long while.

Dark Side of the Universe takes place at Ernest in Newcastle on Thursday 30th June.

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