Institute of Astronomy

Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout Year
7th Oct Galactic Archaeology: Peering into the Milky Way's Past Keith Hawkins Bellerby's College A-level class Cloudy 137 2015
14th Oct Scale of the Universe Christina Hedges 1st St Michaels Mead Scout Group Raining 167 2015
21st Oct Dwarf Planet Discoveries: the latest on Ceres, Pluto and beyond Sonali Shukla - Cloudy 95 2015
28th Oct Mars vs 'The Martian' Carolin Crawford - half term - Clear 230 2015
4th Nov Tiny but powerful - the smallest supermassive black holes Jenny Greene - Raining 105 2015
11th Nov Next generation telescopes Michael Parker Blacktrace Social Club Cloudy 138 2015
18th Nov Bubbles and filaments in galaxy clusters Helen Russell 2nd Hunts Hinchingbrooke Park Scouts Partly Clear 128 2015
25th Nov Brown Dwarfs Sonali Shukla Hitchin Probus Club Partly Clear 184 2015
2nd Dec Gaia Alerts: science from the first year Heather Campbell Amino Communications Ltd Cloudy 110 2015
9th Dec Accreting black holes: Welcome to the feast! Matt Middleton - Cloudy 115 2015
16th Dec Monsters in the dark; hunting for the Universe's most extreme galaxies Matt Bothwell - Cloudy 100 2015
23rd Dec NO EVENT - Holidays - - - 2015
30th Dec NO EVENT - Holidays - - - 2015
6th Jan Exploring Solar Systems Ryan MacDonald - Cloudy 120 2016
13th Jan Using the Moon to detect Life Amaury Triaud - Cloudy 125 2016
20th Jan Earth: the little planet that could Scott Thomas 2nd Cambourne Guides Clear 260ish 2016
27th Jan The Hot and Violent Universe Ranjan Vasudevan Blacktrace Company Cloudy 120 2016
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 2016
10th Feb Quasars Laura Keating 1st Swaffham Prior Scouts Clear 255 2016
17th Feb Juno - mission to Jupiter! Carolin Crawford 1st Hemingfords Cub Pack Raining 180 2016
24th Feb The Universe in X-rays Michael Calzadilla Friends of St Andrews Church, Bedford Partly Clear 185 2016
2nd Mar Cosmology after the first 5 minutes Sarah Bosman 2nd Somersham Brownies Raining 142 2016
9th Mar NASA's Kepler Mission & the Search for Earth-like Planets Eric Ford - Raining 95 2016
16th Mar Black Holes and the Evolving Universe Meg Urry Beal High School Astronomy Club Cloudy 210 2016
23rd Mar Neutron Stars Nathalie Degenaar Potton Scouts Cloudy 200 2016