Institute of Astronomy

Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout Year
5th Oct Latest results from Gaia Gerry Gilmore - Clear 200 2016
12th Oct Proxima b: the closest Earth-like planet? Ryan MacDonald Amino Cloudy 175 2016
19th Oct Planet-eating white dwarfs Amy Bonsor Sawston scouts Cloudy 135 2016
26th Oct Mapping the Universe with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Daniel Eisenstein - half term - Clear 210 2016
2nd Nov Receding horizons: the discovery of other galaxies and the birth of cosmology Anna Schooneveld Murray Edwards Franklin Society Clear 180 2016
9th Nov Gravitational waves - listening to the birth of the Universe Deyan Mihaylov Hitchin Priory Rotary Club Cloudy 130 2016
16th Nov Finding earth-like planets Amaury Triaud 1st Fenstanton and Hilton scouts. Cloudy 170 2016
23rd Nov Forming the most massive stars in the Universe John Ilee 2nd St Neots scouts Cloudy 130 2016
30th Nov How clumpy is the dark matter in the Milky Way? Denis Erkal Larmor Society, St John's Clear 190 2016
7th Dec What heated up the Universe? Girish Kulkarni Linton scouts Partly Clear 175 2016
14th Dec Exploring Inner and Outer Space with the Dark Energy Survey William Wester students from Beal High School Clear 165 2016
4th Jan Early views of the Moon Carolin Crawford - Cloudy 135 2017
11th Jan Supermassive black hole binaries: the long journey to coalescence Davide Fiacconi - Partly Clear 140 2017
18th Jan A dark matter: seeing the invisible Rupert Allison - Partly Clear 140 2017
25th Jan Alien Megastructures or a Cloud of Comets? Christina Hedges 16th Cambridge Scouts Cloudy 140 2017
1st Feb How far are the Seven Sisters? Thomas Maedler Pupils from King's Ely School Cloudy 92 2017
8th Feb Black holes: Where do they come from, and where are they now? Colin deGraf 1st Littleport Scout Troop Cloudy 159 2017
15th Feb Astrophysics for Super-villains Scott Thomas half-term Raining 190 2017
22nd Feb Asteroids and impacts - should we worry? Robin Catchpole 1st Cambourne cubs Raining 115 2017
1st Mar How do we really know the age of the universe? Sonali Shukla 1st St Neot's Scouts Raining 150 2017
8th Mar Galactic Cannibalism Kathryn Johnston 12th Cambridge scouts Clear 171 2017
15th Mar The top 10 ways to die in space Michael Parker 1st Warboys scouts Clear 250 2017
22nd Mar A better solar system? Amaury Triaud 1st Cambourne scouts Cloudy 135 2017
29th Mar Rivers of stars in the Milky Way Thomas de Boer - Cloudy 165 2017