Institute of Astronomy

Public Open Evening Talk Schedule 2009-10

Date Talk title Speaker No. of Visitors Weather Group booked in Handout
7 October Saturn, its rings and moons * Carolin Crawford 100 raining 13th Cambridge cubs 2009-10-07
14 October What's out there? * Andrew Pontzen 140 cloudy 1st St Micheal's Mead scouts 2009-10-14
21 October The Dusty Universe Anna Quider 100 cloud and rain Brittin College students 2009-10-21
28 October * Will we return to the Moon? Carolin Crawford >260 cloudy then clearing

Moonwatch 

Phantom explorer scouts & beavers

2009-10-28
29 October * Will we return to the Moon? Carolin Crawford 120 clear!

Moonwatch

Brittin College students

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4 November Light and Colour in Astronomy Robin Catchpole 190 clear! Villiers Park students 2009-11-04
11 November Supermassive black holes; monsters lurking in the hearts of galaxies Debora Sijacki 190 raining and cloudy 1st Caldecote brownies 2009-11-11
18 November Enormous telescopes and why we need them Ian Parry 145 cloudy 1st Ashwell Scouts 2009-11-18
25 November Our evolving knowledge of the Universe Ryan Cooke 190 clear Ely District Explore Scouts 2009-11-25
2 December Galaxy clusters: the largest structures in the Universe Jeremy Sanders 120 raining   2009-12-02
9 December The Andromeda Giant Stream: the wreckage of a galactic collision David Trethewey 100 cloudy 1st Barhill Scouts 2009-12-09
16 December A Comet for Christmas * Robin Catchpole 115 yeugh Bury County Upper School 2009-12-16
23 December Holiday break - - - - -
30 December Holiday break - - - - -
6 January * Science in Science Fiction - the good, the bad and the ugly John Eldridge 75 clear (ish) 2nd Ely Scouts 2010-01-06
13 January Super Star Clusters in Starbursts, Galaxy Mergers and the Milky Way Nate Bastian 77 fog & sleet...   2010-01-13
20 January Flipping, tumbling, vibrating, jumping and braking: how hydrogen illuminates the Universe John Richer 160 thick cloud 26th Cambridge cubs 2010-01-20
27 January Robotic exploration of the Planets Anjali Tripathi 120 raining Bottisham WI; Godmanchester men's group 2010-01-27
3 February Galaxy cluster collisions: the largest sonic boom Helen Russell 110 raining   2010-02-03
10 February Women in Astronomy Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo 80 snowing   2010-02-10
17 February How to make a galaxy Yannick Bahe 190 clear !!   2010-02-17
24 February * A multi-colour view of galaxies in our Universe Manda Banerji 100 raining   2010-02-24
3 March The large-scale nature of the Universe Yin-Zhe Ma 130 clear   2010-03-03
10 March The search for Martian Life Peter Smith 140 cloudy Science Festival 2010-03-10
17 March * The best astronomical images of the last year (slides and text) Ryan Cooke 180 cloudy Science Festival 2010-03-17
20 March [open afternoon] [open afternoon] - cloudy Open Afternoon -
24 March The Milky Way Andreea Font 140 cloudy 1st Cambourne cubs 2010-03-24
31 March Observing the Earth from Space Dan Wilkins 110 cloudy

PhD students from CRUK CRI

2010-03-31

Statistics for the 2009/10 observing season:

  • We held 25 public sessions, and carried out observing only on 7 evenings.
  • The average weekly attendance was around 135 people.

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