Dates for 2022-2023 season
We have some great speakers lined up for this year. Please join us on the second Monday of each month (except for August). Please click on the + sign below for more information.
‘Predictions for Astronomy in the next 200 years’
A talk by Dr. Megan Argo BEM
Please note this talk will now be presented via ‘zoom’ videoconference and large screen projection at the school.
‘Members Christmas Evening’
Join us for some festive cheer – with Christmas nibbles and soft drinks together with displays from our astrophotographers plus a ‘magic mirror’, pop-up planetarium and telescope/equipment display!
- A 15 minute planetarium show, kindly set up and provided by our member, Annette Hunsley. The show will be based on ‘We are Aliens’ by the National Space Centre. There is room for eight chairs and two or three people sat on the floor in the planetarium. We will hand out tickets on arrival for the five shows that Annette hopes to be able to fit into the evening.
- Astrophotography displays by a three or four of our members. These will be set up around the room, with the photographers bringing along some of their equipment and a laptop to show their photographs and discuss how they get their results.
- A display of methods used and results achieved to take photographs of the path of the sun over a six month period using Solarcan pin hole cameras.
- Discussions around a ‘beginners pack’ of information to help in finding your way around the night sky and understanding the phases of the moon and how and when this can be observed.
- The ‘magic’ mirror, which produces truly amazing hovering 3D images of the night sky.
‘The Volcanic History of the Moon’
A talk by Marissa Lo, The University of Manchester
‘Graphene in Space?’
A talk by Dr. Ernie Hill, University of Manchester
‘Wonders of Our Universe’
A talk by Paul Money.
Take a tour of what lies beyond our solar system in our Milky Way Galaxy and to the far reaches of our Universe.
‘Stellar Occultations by Asteroids and other Small Bodies in the Solar System’
A talk by William Stewart.
‘The Space Orchestra’
A talk by Dr. Rene Breton, University of Manchester
Have you ever wondered what space sounds like? Our Universe is populated with objects that pulsate, thump, beat, pop, buzz and vibrate. There is a true symphony of space sounds playing out there. The only catch: interstellar space is empty and sound waves do not propagate. However, thanks to modern technology, we can study these sounds and the physical phenomena behind them.