Dates for 2020-2021 season
We have some great speakers lined up for this year. Please join us on the second Monday of each month. Please click on the + sign below for more information.
AGM + ‘SETI and the Rare Earth Hypothesis’
The society’s annual general meeting followed by a talk by Steve Hurley.
Steve will give an overview of the work which has been done on SETI (what sort of signals are they looking for); current and future searches plus an outline of the Rare Earth Hypothesis. (This is the hypothesis that Earth-like planets containing complex life forms are rare in the Universe and that only a series of highly improbable events led to the evolution of intelligent life on Earth).
‘The JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) Mission to Jupiter and Ganymede’
A talk by Dr. Chris Arridge, Royal Society Research Fellow and Reader in Planetary Physics, Department of Physics, Lancaster University.
The image below shows Ganymede’s magnetosphere and aurora. To see a film made by Chris of JUICE entering orbit around Ganymede in the 2030s please click here.
‘Galaxy populations and the colour of the Universe’
A talk by Ivan Baldry
‘The Changing Scene in Astronomy’
A talk by Professor Ian Robson
‘The Size of Space – just how do astronomers estimate distances?’
A talk by William Stewart
A talk by Andrew Greenwood. Picture yourself within a tantalising location on Earth … A place you perhaps may only visit once in your lifetime, then add a celestial event to the occasion, which you may or may not be lucky enough to see. This is a story about adventures such as these.