Institute of Astronomy

Current Season - Public Talks

Location

All public open evenings are held at the Institute of Astronomy with talks taking place in the lecture theatre in the Hoyle Building. You can find a map of the Institute site here.

Talk Times

All talks start at 7:15pm unless otherwise stated. Often our events are very popular and it is not always possible to accommodate everyone who attends in the main lecture theatre. We encourage you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Groups

There is no need to book unless you are a group of 15+ people; only the evenings that remain blank in the 'Group Booking' column are available for groups.

2014
Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout
1st Oct The nearest star, our Sun Carolin Crawford Villiers Park students Cloudy 185
8th Oct The space between galaxies Laura Keating Girls brigade Partly Clear 145
15th Oct The brightest explosions in the Universe Morgan Fraser King's Lynn Astro Soc Raining 150
22nd Oct Staring into black holes Michael Parker Cambridge PdOC Cloudy 180
29th Oct The Great Debate Prash Jethwa, Gus Williams & Laura Keating - half term -
12th Nov Caroline Herschel Christina Koning 1st Bar Hill brownies
19th Nov Dark energy and the fate of the Universe Sonke Hee 2nd Cambourne Guides
26th Nov Priscilla Canizares Hitchin Priory Rotary Club
3rd Dec The search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager Cambridge Gates scholars
10th Dec What is a (modern) astronomer? Thomas Masseron 1st Balsham guides
17th Dec An update on the Rosetta mission Carolin Crawford
2015
Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout
7th Jan
14th Jan Weird stars Sarah Smedley Thorley Senior Section
21st Jan 26th Cambridge cubs
28th Jan Christina Hedges Cambridge ladybirds
4th Feb 1st Thorley Guide pack
11th Feb
18th Feb - half term -
25th Feb
4th Mar
11th Mar Nikku Madhusudhan Science Festival
18th Mar Solar eclipses Carolin Crawford Science Festival
25th Mar Blue Belles (WI)