Institute of Astronomy

Previous Public Talks

2015/2016
Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout
7th Oct Galactic Archaeology: Peering into the Milky Way's Past Keith Hawkins Bellerby's College A-level class Cloudy 137
14th Oct Scale of the Universe Christina Hedges 1st St Michaels Mead Scout Group Raining 167
21st Oct Dwarf Planet Discoveries: the latest on Ceres, Pluto and beyond Sonali Shukla - Cloudy 95
28th Oct Mars vs 'The Martian' Carolin Crawford - half term - Clear 230
4th Nov Tiny but powerful - the smallest supermassive black holes Jenny Greene - Raining 105
11th Nov Next generation telescopes Michael Parker Blacktrace Social Club Cloudy 138
18th Nov Bubbles and filaments in galaxy clusters Helen Russell 2nd Hunts Hinchingbrooke Park Scouts Partly Clear 128
25th Nov Brown Dwarfs Sonali Shukla Hitchin Probus Club Partly Clear 184
2nd Dec Gaia Alerts: science from the first year Heather Campbell Amino Communications Ltd Cloudy 110
9th Dec Accreting black holes: Welcome to the feast! Matt Middleton - Cloudy 115
16th Dec Monsters in the dark; hunting for the Universe's most extreme galaxies Matt Bothwell - Cloudy 100
23rd Dec NO EVENT - Holidays - - -
30th Dec NO EVENT - Holidays - - -
6th Jan Exploring Solar Systems Ryan MacDonald - Cloudy 120
13th Jan Using the Moon to detect Life Amaury Triaud - Cloudy 125
20th Jan Earth: the little planet that could Scott Thomas 2nd Cambourne Guides Clear 260ish
27th Jan The Hot and Violent Universe Ranjan Vasudevan Blacktrace Company Cloudy 120
3rd Feb The Dark Energy Survey: Exploring the dark sides of the cosmos with the world's largest digital camera Bjoern Soergel Westminster College Clear 210
10th Feb Quasars Laura Keating 1st Swaffham Prior Scouts Clear 255
2014/2015
Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout
1st Oct Our Sun, our nearest star 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 - Raining 115
12th Nov Sister of the more famous William: some reflections on the life and career of Caroline Herschel Christina Koning - Partly Clear 165
19th Nov Dark energy and the fate of the Universe Sonke Hee 2nd Cambourne Guides Partly Clear 190
26th Nov An update on the Rosetta mission Carolin Crawford Hitchin Priory Rotary Club Foggy 150
3rd Dec The search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager Cambridge Gates scholars Cloudy 155
10th Dec What is a (modern) astronomer? Thomas Masseron 1st Balsham guides Partly Clear 150
17th Dec What's the use of black holes? Andy Fabian - Cloudy 115