Institute of Astronomy

Public Observing - Talk Schedule 2012-13

Statistics for the 2012-13 observing season

  • We held 24 public sessions, and carried out observing on 9 evenings.
  • The average weekly attendance was around 140 people  (excluding the Stargazing Live event!). A bit down on our usual audience, but probably not surprising given the abysmal weather!

Date

Talk title Speaker Group booking? Weather No. of Visitors Weekly Handout
3 Oct Asteroids Carolin Crawford 13th Cambridge cubs cloudy 180 2012-10-03
10 Oct Curious about Mars Jonathan Crass 1st Warboys scouts clear(ish) 200 2012-10-10
17 Oct Impacts Robin Catchpole Villiers Park cloudy 150 2012-10-17
24 Oct The death of massive stars Joe Walmswell Shelford cubs cloudy 160 2012-10-24
31 Oct Experiments in space Chris Crowe

Half-term (and Halloween...)

cloudy 115 2012-10-31
7 Nov Is the Earth rare? Jim Kasting Hitchin Priory Club cloudy... again! 180 2012-11-07
14 Nov 50 years of X-ray Astronomy Dan Wilkins Bottisham evening GCSE class clear 205 2012-11-14
21 Nov How to build an Earth... in 4 easy steps Alan Jackson 1st St Neots Scouts clear 165 2012-11-21
28 Nov The furthest galaxies Michele Trenti 'Realise' project clear(ing) 140 2012-11-28
5  Dec The 1960's Space Race Steve Taylor - clear 90 2012-12-05
12  Dec Gravitational Waves Christopher Berry Pathfinders Scout group

foggy

Jupiter only!

90 2012-12-12
19  Dec Exploring the dark side Mustafa Amin 'Realise' project second group raining! 100 2012-12-19
26  Dec Holiday break - - - - -
2013            
2 Jan Holiday break - - - - -
9 Jan Stargazing Live Special Event (tickets required for this night only) Stargazing Live clear! 1100 ! -
16 Jan Playing pinball with stars Sarah Smedley

Stewards community Spacewatch group

foggy 110 2013-01-16
23 Jan The Devil's in the detail - high resolution imaging in Astronomy Jonathan Crass - cloudy 90 2013-01-23
30 Jan Burn bright and die young... massive star formation throughout the Universe Maciej Hermanowicz Penguin club + Kings Ely school clear 200 2013-01-30
6 Feb Black holes seen through gravitational waves: astronomy's new messenger! Priscilla Canizares Godmanchester cubs clear 195   + 2013-02-06
13 Feb Exploring the Solar System Carolin Crawford Half-term cloudy with snow 120 2013-02-13
20 Feb Autopsies of Dead Rock Stars Jay Farihi Wilbraham Youth Group cloudy 150 2013-02-20
27 Feb Quasars - the brightest black holes Yannick Bahe Cambridge IAT branch clear(ish) 120 2013-02-27
6 Mar A history of cosmology Richard Wolstenhulme brownie pack cloudy 80 2013-03-06
13 Mar Comets - visitors from the edge of space Carolin Crawford Science Festival snowy! 80 2013-03-13
20 Mar Fitting the Universe inside a computer Mike Curtis Science Festival cloudy 85 2013-03-20
27 Mar Telescopes the size of the Universe Matthew Auger Astex Pharmaceuticals group cloudy 190 2013-03-27

List of previous talk schedules

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