Upcoming meetings & events

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.

Jun
8
Mon
2020
‘Auroral Emissions Through the Solar System’ @ Zoom Video Conference
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Auroral Emissions Through the Solar System’

A talk by Dr Licia Ray (Lancaster University)

 

Jul
13
Mon
2020
AGM + ‘SETI and the Rare Earth Hypothesis’ @ Zoom Video Conference
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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).

For further information please visit Steve’s blog here. There is also a kindle e-book by Steve which can be purchased here.

 

 

 

 

Sep
14
Mon
2020
‘Filaments, Feedback and forming the Rosette’ @ Zoom Video Conference
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Filaments, Feedback and forming the Rosette’

A talk by Dr. Chris Wareing, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Leeds

 

Oct
12
Mon
2020
‘The JUICE Mission to Jupiter and Ganymede’ @ Zoom Video Conference
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘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.

 

Nov
9
Mon
2020
‘Galaxy populations and the colour of the Universe’ @ Zoom Video Conference
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Galaxy populations and the colour of the Universe’

A talk by Ivan Baldry

 

Dec
14
Mon
2020
‘Star of Bethlehem’ @ Zoom Video Conference
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Star of Bethlehem’

A talk by Dr. Steve Barrett, University of Liverpool

 

 

Jan
11
Mon
2021
‘Introduction to Astrophotography Part 2’ @ Cavendish Road Primary School
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Introduction to Astrophotography Part 2’

Part 2 of Martin Kessel’s talk from last year.

To see Martin’s Flickr album please click here

 

Feb
8
Mon
2021
‘The Changing Scene in Astronomy’ @ Cavendish Road Primary School
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘The Changing Scene in Astronomy’

A talk by Professor Ian Robson

 

Mar
8
Mon
2021
‘The Size of Space – just how do astronomers estimate distances?’ @ Cavendish Road Primary School
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘The Size of Space – just how do astronomers estimate distances?’

A talk by William Stewart

Apr
12
Mon
2021
‘Sky Fire’ @ Cavendish Road Primary School
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Sky Fire’

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.