Apr 27, 2017 04:43 PM EDT
A scientist combines astronomy with gastronomy to increase people's interest in the astronomy and explain cosmology in a more attractive way. The new approach is called G-Astronomy in an event "Hands-on Universe."
Theoretical cosmologist at the Imperial College London, Dr. Roberto Trotta aimed to gain more interest from people to learn more about the cosmology. He wanted people to experience astronomy and cosmology in that encourage the audience to be more participative. For that reason, he created an event called "Hands-on Universe" program, a public engagement and outreach program, sponsored by the Science and Technology Facilities Council UK as part of the Public Engagement Fellowship.
Dr. Trotta finds a unique way to explain the big questions in the field of cosmology and astrophysics in a fun and attractive way. Big questions such as the elements that made the Universe, the beginning of the Universe, the nature of reality and other complex questions are explained through a cooking event "Hands-on Universe."
In his explanation about the "Hands-on Universe" program, Dr. Trotta said the program is an experience that encourages the participants of the program to engage and immerse with the mysteries of cosmos and the Universe in a more unexpected way. The first event was held last month, and the next one is on June 10, 2016, at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
In order to obtain a full-scale of g-Astronomy experience, Dr, Trotta worked with the experimental chef Jozef Youssef and the team of Kitchen Theory. Chef Youssef has a similar passion with Dr. Trotta, as he liked to combine science and cooking experience to create a new study of the science on the dining table, called gastrophysics. This precedes the "Hands-on Universe" program from Dr. Trotta.
"Hands-on Universe" first event was held on March 14 for people with sight loss. Watch the first event of g-Astronomy by Dr. Trotta below:
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