Institute of Astronomy

Date Talk Title Speaker Group Booking Weather No. of Visitors Handout Year
4th Oct A beginner’s guide to the Big Bang Matt Bothwell Gateway cubs Cloudy 130 2017
11th Oct Exploring the astronomical world Paul Murdin 29th Cambridge cubs Cloudy 155 2017
18th Oct What's all the fuss about gravitational waves? Carolin Crawford 1st St Michaels Mead Scout troop Cloudy 165 2017
25th Oct The inferno world with titanium skies Ryan MacDonald - half term - Partly Clear 225 2017
1st Nov A random walk through accreting black holes Will Alston Neale Wade academy school group Partly Clear 175 2017
8th Nov The Phoenix Cluster Helen Russell - Partly Clear 145 2017
15th Nov How do you measure the distances of stars? Floor van Leeuwen 1st Steeple Morden Guides Cloudy 155 2017
22nd Nov The Dark Universe Ricardo Chavez 26th Cambridge cubs Cloudy 170 2017
29th Nov The birthplaces of planets Dominika Boneberg - Partly Clear 110 2017
6th Dec Exploring the dark universe with Einstein’s telescope Nick Bate Magellan Explorers Cloudy 133 2017
13th Dec How to make an Earth Amy Bonsor Beal High school astronomy club Partly Clear 101 2017
20th Dec Visit the Menagerie of Extreme Worlds! Mihkel Kama - Cloudy 90 2017
10th Jan Where Did We All Come From Craig Mackay - Cloudy 89 2018
17th Jan The biggest galaxy in the Universe? Matt Bothwell 3rd Ely Scouts Cloudy 186 2018
24th Jan Telescopes the Size of the Universe Matthew Auger Hitchin Priory Rotary Club Clear 128 2018
31st Jan Light and Colour in the Universe Robin Catchpole 1st Meldreth brownies Clear >330 2018
7th Feb The Discovery of Ultraluminous X-ray Pulsars Dom Walton The Partridge Group Clear 143 2018
14th Feb The first lights of the Universe and the world’s largest radio telescope Eloy de Lera Acedo - half term - Raining 83 2018
21st Feb Peering back to the dawn of time with the Atacama Large Millimetre Array Renske Smit 1st Hemingford’s cub pack Partly Clear 144 2018
28th Feb What's on the menu of supermassive black holes Thomas Wevers 16th Cambridge Scouts Cloudy 91 2018
7th Mar Cooking up planets in protoplanetary discs John Ilee 1st Cambourne Beaver Scouts Clear 188 2018
14th Mar Historical observations of supernova explosions in our Galaxy Dave Green - Cambridge Science Festival - Cloudy 151 2018
21st Mar Galactic Archaeology with Stellar Surveys Anna Hourihane - Cambridge Science Festival - 2018