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Basic members are welcome to attend Lectures but will be charged a small fee.

Nov
21
Thu
Ms Anastasia Kokori , UCL/CSED & Birkbeck University of London, The future of exoplanets and the role of amateurs.
Nov 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Anastasia will be talking to us about

The future of exoplanets and
the role of amateurs
Dr Angelos Tsiaras will also be coming along

 

Nov
28
Thu
The Allure of Betelgeuse The Stella Time Bomb, Mr Barry Kellett, RAL
Nov 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Barry returns for his second lecture, this time looking at Betelgeuse (a red supergiant), that is approximately 640 light years from Earth, the 2nd brightest star in the constellation of Orion, and could be the 9th brightest star in the night sky, it is predicted to explode & become a supernova within the next Million years (give or take) a week !! 

Dec
5
Thu
Dr Allan Chapman, Oxford, Robert Stawell Ball, Astronomer
Dec 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Allan will be talking to us about:-
 
‘Robert Stawell Ball; Astronomer, pioneer of
popular astronomy, and quite a colourful character’

 

Dec
12
Thu
Rebel Star: The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries, Mr Colin Stuart
Dec 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Colin,  author of :- “13 Journeys Through Space & Time”, amongst other titles,  returns to us to talk about our nearest star (The Sun) and some of it’s greatest mysteries.

Jan
9
Thu
Dr Alan Chapman, Oxford, Four centuries of lunar astronomy
Jan 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Allan will be telling us about
 
Four centuries of lunar astronomy
Perhaps From the 1600’s to the present day
 
Jan
23
Thu
Dr Matt Bothwell, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge TBA
Jan 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available

Jan
30
Thu
Mr William Joyce, FRAS The search for life in the universe
Jan 30 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

The search for life in the universe

Perhaps we will be discussing Exo Bodies, with regard to atmospheres, that may support various forms of life

Mar
5
Thu
Dr Robert Massey R.A.S, The Art, Science and Culture of the Moon
Mar 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

The Art, Science and Culture of the Moon

Is the title of Dr Massey’s book, that he co wrote with, Dr Alexandra Locke of Sussex University

looking at the Moon, From its violent birth through to the Space Race and beyond

Apr
23
Thu
Dr Nick Hewitt, BAA, “The Great Debate”
Apr 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Nick will be talking to us about :-

“The Great Debate” of 1920, that was between Heber D. Curtis, then of Lick Observatory, and Harlow Shapley of Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, concerning the scale and makeup of the universe.

May
21
Thu
Dr Matt Smith Cardiff University TBA
May 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available