A trip to the campus planetarium

The Immersive Vision Theatre (IVT) on the campus of Plymouth University can be used as a planetarium. Dr Ben King today held the final taught lecture in his module: Mathematical Methods and Applications, for second year students, in the IVT.

The course ends with a derivation of Keplers’s law from Newton’s law of gravitation. Ben showed the students a short film, showing the modern use of the law of gravitation to finding theĀ  mysterious Dark Matter. After the film, there was a quiz on the material. At the end there was a quick tour of the Universe, ending with the cosmic background radiation.