Institute of Astronomy

Public Observing - Talk Schedule 2011-12

Statistics for the 2011/12 observing season

  • We held 24 public sessions, and carried out observing on 11 evenings.
  • The average weekly attendance was around 210 people.

Date

Talk title Speaker Group booked in ? Weather No. of Visitors Weekly Handout
5 October What makes a supernova odd, unusual or boring? John Eldridge - cloudy 130 2011-10-05
12 October Unlocking the Universe - European pioneers Paul Haley et al - cloudy 115 2011-10-12
19 October The origin of our Solar System (latest news!) Robin Catchpole RAF cadets clear 300+ 2011-10-19
26 October Giant Jupiter  and its moons Carolin Crawford Half-Term clear 400ish 2011-10-26
2 November Twenty years of the Hubble Space Telescope Jonathan Crass Stapleford guides cloudy 230 2011-11-02
9  November An introduction to black holes Andy Fabian 1st Stretham scout group clear 240 2011-11-09
16 November

Born from the stars: The origin of the elements

Dan Wilkins Ely cubs cloudy 265 2011-11-16
23 November Mapping the Earth's gravity Christopher Berry 16th Cambridge scouts misty but observing! 210 2011-11-23
30 November How far is it to the stars? Yannick Bahe Hitchin Priory Rotary Club cloudy 210 2011-11-30
7  December Roving around Mars Maciej Hermanowicz - clear! 160 2011-12-07
14  December Horrible Heavens: the Petrifying Planets Jonathan Crass & Dan Wilkins Xanthos clear 170 2011-12-14
21  December Atmospheric Phenomena Carolin Crawford - cloudy 85 2011-12-21
28  December Holiday break - - - - -
2012            
4 January Holiday break - - - - -
11 January The multi-colour Universe Dan Wilkins group c/o Phillips cloudy 230 2012-01-11
18 January When galaxies collide... Carolin Crawford (stargazing live) cloudy 220 2012-01-18
21 January  (no talk unless it's cloudy) - Stargazing live clear (ish) 250 -
25 January The rise and fall of the cosmos Tiago da Costa Astronomy club from Hartismere School cloudy 170 2012-01-25
1 February  Space Telescopes Apoorva Jayaraman CAO visit beautifully clear! 280+ 2012-02-01
8 February Dark energy and the accelerating Universe Erin Kara Newmarket WI cloudy 160 2012-02-08
15 February How to build a rocket Chris Crowe Half-term cloudy 220 2012-02-15
22 February The Universe in a box Matt Young The Penguin club cloudy 160 2012-02-22
29 February New views of the cold Universe: witnessing the birth of stars and galaxies John Richer Students from King's School, Ely cloudy 160 2012-02-29
7 March Pinafores at the Observatory? The story of the female computer Melanie Keene 1st caledcote brownies clear! 180 2012-03-07
14 March Building the biggest telescopes Jonathan Crass Science Festival clear 230 2012-03-14
21 March The transit of Venus Carolin Crawford Science Festival clear  300+ 2012-03-21

list of previous talk schedules

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