Institute of Astronomy

Public Observing - Talk Schedule 2013-14

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.

Date

Talk title Speaker Group booking? Weather No. of Visitors Weekly Handout
2 Oct Dark matter and dark energy: common misconceptions Will Handley - Cloudy 105 2013-10-02
9 Oct Curiosity after a year on Mars Carolin Crawford Thirsty Thirties Clear! 170 2013-10-09
16 Oct Exploding Stars Andy Newsam Group from Amino Clear 200 2013-10-16
23 Oct The Sun and climate change Robin Catchpole - Clear 200 2013-10-23
30 Oct Black Holes - Science Fiction or Reality? Stefan Gillessen half-term Cloudy >260 2013-10-30
6 Nov Rockets! Michael Parker 2nd Linton Guides Cloudy 165 2013-11-06
13 Nov Radio Astronomy: science with Dishes, Chicken Wire and Supercomputers Greg Madsen Realise project Cloudyish (attempted lunar observing only!) 170 2013-11-13
20 Nov The stars of the Milky Way Paula Jofre 1st Red Lodge scout group cloudy 115 2013-11-20
27 Nov Views of Venus Alan Jackson Hitchin Priory Rotary Club cloudy 170 2013-11-27
4 Dec Exoplanets Ian Parry Abbey College students & EF school

yahoo!

clear!

250! 2013-12-04
11 Dec Space spiders: black widow and redback pulsars Sarah Smedley Realise project patchily clear 150 2013-12-11
18 Dec What will we learn with the Gaia satellite? *

Anna Hourihane & Heather Campbell

Thirsty thirties

cloudy 160 2013-12-18
25 Dec No observing! - - - - -
2014 - - - - - -
1 Jan No observing! - - - - -
8 Jan We are made of stardust Thomas Masseron   cloudy 130 2014-01-08
Sat 11 Jan there will be a talk only if it is cloudy   Extra Stargazing Live session! clear enough around 900 or so... -
15 Jan Ancient Greek Astronomy and the distance to the Moon Denis Erkal 1st Eaton Socon Scouts cloudy 220 2014-01-15
22 Jan The next decade in Astronomy: The unanswered questions Jonathan Crass 6th formers from Jack Hunt School, P'borough cloudy 215 2014-01-22
29 Jan The random Universe Poul Alexander Friends of St Andrew's Church / 6th formers from KES cloudy 210 2014-01-29
5 Feb

Fabulous nebulae

Carolin Crawford

1st Cambourne cubs stormy! 160 2014-02-05
12 Feb Supernovae! Giant explosions in Space Morgan Fraser Bell English School skeleton observing only... 160 2014-02-12
19 Feb The Northern Lights Carolin Crawford half-term cloudy 280! 2014-02-19
26 Feb Why is the sky dark at night? Tiago da Costa Milton WI

clear!
at last!

280! 2014-02-26
5 Mar Comets - omens of doom? Jonathan Shanklin 1st Southoe & Bucken cubs cloudy 240 2014-03-05
12 Mar Weather of the Solar System Jonathan Crass science festival clear 240 2014-03-12
19 Mar Inflation: extreme expansion in the very earliest Universe Will Handley science festival clear! 255 2014-03-19
26 Mar Stellar nurseries: far and near Mederic Boquien Gamlingay Lady-birds cloudy 260 2014-03-26

* The ESA Gaia satellite is scheduled for launch on the 19th December! Free Gaia satellite poster for everyone in the audience!

List of previous talk schedules

Page last updated: 26 March 2014 at 21:38