Institute of Astronomy

Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout Year
1st Oct Our Sun, our nearest star Carolin Crawford Villiers Park students Cloudy 185 2014
8th Oct The space between galaxies Laura Keating Girls brigade Partly Clear 145 2014
15th Oct The brightest explosions in the Universe Morgan Fraser King's Lynn Astro Soc Raining 150 2014
22nd Oct Staring into black holes Michael Parker Cambridge PdOC Cloudy 180 2014
29th Oct The Great Debate Prash Jethwa, Gus Williams & Laura Keating - half term - Raining 115 2014
12th Nov Sister of the more famous William: some reflections on the life and career of Caroline Herschel Christina Koning - Partly Clear 165 2014
19th Nov Dark energy and the fate of the Universe Sonke Hee 2nd Cambourne Guides Partly Clear 190 2014
26th Nov An update on the Rosetta mission Carolin Crawford Hitchin Priory Rotary Club Foggy 150 2014
3rd Dec The search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager Cambridge Gates scholars Cloudy 155 2014
10th Dec What is a (modern) astronomer? Thomas Masseron 1st Balsham guides Partly Clear 150 2014
17th Dec What's the use of black holes? Andy Fabian - Cloudy 115 2014
7th Jan Our Galaxy Paula Jofre St Bedes school Cloudy 155 2015
14th Jan The Cosmic Microwave Background: our probe of the birth of the universe Will Handley Thorley Senior Section Cloudy 153 2015
21st Jan Galaxies: how do our star factories evolve? Gourav Khullar 26th Cambridge cubs Cloudy 150 2015
28th Jan What is a habitable planet? Christina Hedges - Clear 185 2015
4th Feb Did ancestral humans witness a flaring black hole two million years ago? Greg Madsen 1st Thorley Guide pack Partly Clear 165 2015
11th Feb The life cycle of stars Sonali Shukla 1st Bar Hill brownies Cloudy 160 2015
18th Feb Building a universe in a year (talk designed for a half-term family audience) Zephyr Penoyre & the CHaOS crew - half term - Clear 290+ 2015
25th Feb A 'galactic hailstorm' in the early Universe Tiago da Costa Pdoc Cloudy 130 2015
4th Mar What is the next window onto our Universe? Andrew Connolly 1st Swaffam Prior Scouts Clear 245 2015
11th Mar Chemical Compositions of Extrasolar Planets Nikku Madhusudhan Science Festival Cloudy 100 2015
18th Mar Dwarf planets of the Solar System Carolin Crawford Science Festival and BBC Stargazing LIve Cloudy 140 2015
25th Mar Weird stars Sarah Smedley - Clear 260 2015