A lot of people have seen Saturn and its rings through a small backyard telescope. But 400 years ago, the first telescopes couldn't even show that Saturn had rings.

Today we've got telescopes that can see right back to when the Universe was young and galaxies were in their teenage years.

Dr Kim-Vy Tran is a visiting astronomer from the USA, and studies those early galaxies. She'll be talking at Questacon on Thursday about what today's telescope show us, and what we hope to see with the big telescopes of the future.

This is a free talk and suitable for children aged 10 and up.

Where: Questacon, Canberra
When: 6 pm, Thursday 29 July
How long: 1 hour

URL: canberra.questacon.edu.au/events/#July2010

Enquiries about the talk: Sonia Morabito, Questacon
Tel 02-6270-2949

Interviews with Dr Tran:
Dr Tran on 040 460 1209
Helen Sim 02 9372 4251


Helen Sim
Helen Sim
Media Liaison and Public Relations

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Australian Astronomical Observatory

T: +61 2 9372 4251
M: +61 419 635 905