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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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