Black Holes & Neutron Stars with Dr Victoria Grinberg
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Black Holes & Neutron Stars with Dr Victoria Grinberg

join us at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA for an evening exploring black holes and neutron stars, some of the most mind-boggling objects ever conceived by physicists. As the remnants of dead stars and the engines at the centres of whole galaxies, they are key to our understanding of the universe. But they are tiny on cosmic scales and dark and so cannot be simply seen through an optical telescope.  How can astrophysicists observe something that is, on the first glance, invisible? In this talk, Victoria will discuss the approaches we have developed and some of the most groundbreaking observations we obtained in the recent years - or expect to obtain soon.

Dr. Victoria Grinberg is an astrophysicist at University of Tübingen, Germany. Previously, she has worked at MIT, USA, and at ESA, the European Space Agency, in the Netherlands. In her work, she uses data from space based observatories such as NASA's Chandra or ESA's INTEGRAL to understand some of the most extreme objects in our universe - neutron stars, black holes and the most massive giant stars. She is also especially interested in the intersection of (astro)physics, language and art.

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A Moon Gathering // super/collider x Ellie Tsatsou
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Moon Gathering // super/collider x Ellie Tsatsou

join super/collider for an intimate gathering focused on the Moon, inspired by the photographic project of Ellie Tsatsou entitled ‘Moon Series’. the Moon Series is a sequence of soft photographs of our earth's natural satellite, with the intention to allude the sense of scale of our known universe and to note a broader, wider perspective on life. as observed from various places of our planet, and by preserving the moon's perceived size as seen by the naked human eye, these photographs act as an invite to stargaze, intuit, gather and wonder.

the evening will commence with Ellie talking to Melanie King of super/collider about her wanderings into forming this ongoing project; the initiation pings, the gradual collection of conversations, the visual and sonic influences as well as all the poetry that has been embedded into these works. from Carl Sagan’s insightful ‘Cosmos’ to star-filled poems by Diane Ackerman and T.S.Eliot, Ellie will attempt to bring forth all the branches of one’s own journey into shaping a body of work inspired by the universe and show what is behind these minimal lunar photographs, shot during diverse moon phases and from various places around the globe since 2014.

Ellie will then be joined by performance artist Lorie Jo Trainor-Buckingham for a poetry performance that will bring to life the literary works that are enveloped in the Moon Series. the selected writings come from a wide spectrum of research, including works by Persian poet Rumi, ancient Greek poetess Sappho, as well as artists recently or currently active such as John Berger, John Cage and Mary Oliver amongst others. the evening will conclude with an acoustic set by musician hd hausmann intimately performing selected songs inspired by the moon, blended together with mystical sounds of the universe; radar echoes from Nasa’s sound archives, interstellar plasmawaves, whistler waves and more.

rose wine will be served in candlelight and a Moon inspired gift will be given to all our guests.

as space is limited, we would like to kindly encourage you to RSVP on Eventbrite

Ellie Tsatsou is a photographer & interdisciplinary artist whose work explores wonder, notions of home & intuition through the use of digital & analogue photography, film, editing & writing. she has been mentored by photographers Nick Knight (London, 2011/12) & Ryan McGinley (New York, 2013/14), and her body of work draws references from the minimalism of her homeland’s philosophical cores & the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. she has recently exhibited her ‘Moon Series’ as part of ‘A Shade of Pale’, curated by Carrie Scott, at 180 Strand in London and her photographs are part of private collections in Washington DC, New York, London, Athens and Paris.

Lorie Jo Trainor-Buckingham is a London-born performance artist and Creative Director of A Taste Of Space; an artists studio. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2007 Lorie has curated exhibitions, seminars and performances as part of her studio. these events explored the different relationships between an audiences and 'the work'. as an artist her work is often site specific and is concerned with revealing or re framing what is already there. Lorie has been commissioned by The Tate Modern, Notting Hill Arts Club, Unilever and The ICA.

hd hausmann is a mostly studio based soundscape/folk music project of Grass House singer Liam Palmer, fusing traditional acoustic instruments with ethereal sound and noise scapes. 

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summer solstice party
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

summer solstice party

join us for an afternoon of solar-themed activities on the roof of the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. learn about the Sun with astrophysicist Lucie Green and view our nearest star through the Ace Hotel in-house 204mm Dobsonian telescope, customised by super/collider, and also with Paul Hill's specialised solar telescope. we'll also be running a drop-in cyanotype workshop and curating art installations throughout the space

free but please RSVP here


Professor Lucie Green
Light takes eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What is light and heat? How does the Sun produce them and how on earth did scientists discover this? In her talk, Lucie will discuss how the Sun works (including what it sounds like), the latest research in solar physics and how a solar storm could threaten everything we know

Lucie Green is the Royal Society University Research Fellow and part of the UCL Space and Climate Physics Department. She is the author of 15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun and Chief Stargazer at the Society for Popular Astronomy, co-Chair of Astrofest, Chair of Governors at the UCL Academy and a member of the Advisory Board for the Science Museum

Paul Hill
Paul is an elected fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, co-presenter and writer of the popular Awesome Astronomy podcast, committee member of the world famous Baker Street Irregular Astronomers and has appeared on BBC News and Radio to discuss a range of astronomy and space issues as well as being interviewed on The BBC’s flagship astronomy program, The Sky At Night. He is also part of the team that runs the bi-annual, family friendly AstroCamp in the Brecon Beacons

image: the megalithic temple complex at Mnajdra combined with illustrations by Neasden Control Centre

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the cosmic sublime
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

the cosmic sublime

join us at The Collective Old Oak to explore the depths of the universe, learn about space telescopes and hear the stories behind astronomical photographs like Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field and the Pale Blue Dot, as popularised by Carl Sagan. how are these photographs created, and how do they help us to reflect upon our own existence?

Marek Kukula is Public Astronomer at Royal Museums Greenwich, home of the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House art gallery. in 2015 he co-curated the exhibition dark frame/deep field at Breese Little Gallery in London to coincide with the New Horizons probe’s fly-by of Pluto. the exhibition showcased a number of works by contemporary artists alongside vintage NASA photographs, highlighting our ongoing desire to explore and map the cosmos

8-11pm
The Collective Old Oak
Old Oak Lane
London
NW10 6FF

FREE but RSVP required

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