27 Jan 2018

Professor Richard Easther - Super blue blood moon eclipse

From Saturday Morning, 8:09 am on 27 January 2018

Educated at the University of Canterbury, Professor Richard Easther taught at Yale University from 2004 until the end of 2011, and is now head of the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland. His work focuses on the physics of the very early universe including the inflationary epoch - a period of accelerated expansion immediately after the big bang - which is thought to have set the stage for the subsequent evolution of the universe. Easther will explain the coming week's rare celestial event - the so-called 'super blue blood moon eclipse' - which sees three separate celestial events occur on one night for the first time since March 31,1866.