Talk on Astronomy

Group photo of the talk

A talk titled “Astronomy around you & astronomical big data and citizen science” was organised by UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) along with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Computing Applications (CAICA), and UTAR Astronomy Club on 29 May 2023 at UTAR Sungai Long Campus.

The talk was delivered by the National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences Associate Researcher Dr Fan Dongwei. It attracted the participation of many students and alumni who were interested in astronomy. Also, present at the talk was LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee.

During the talk, Dr Fan shared the involvement of Chinese astronomy in various fields, including the entertainment industry with the production of the movie “The Wandering Earth”, research related to the orbit of Mars and the moon and so on. He also explained that astronomy can benefit various industries such as energy development and medical health. He also introduced the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), a radio telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Last but not least, Dr Fan’s talk included a discussion on the impact of the light on astronomy, which can lead to astronomical crises.

The talk ended with a Q&A session.

Dr Fan delivering his talk

Dr Lee (right) presenting a souvenir to Dr Fan

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