Institute of Astronomy

Public Observing - Talk Schedule 2010-11

Statistics for the 2010/11 observing season:

  • We held 24 public sessions, and carried out observing on 10 evenings.
  • The average weekly attendance was around 200 people.


Talk title Speaker Group booked in ? Weather No. of Visitors Weekly Handout
6 October All about quasars Carolin Crawford - Perfect! 160 2010-10-06
13 October Solar Sailing Maciej Hermanowicz Abbotsley WI Cloudy 160 2010-10-13
20 October Rocket science Andy Fabian Downham Market Scouts Clear 210 2010-10-20
27 October We're going on a planet hunt, we're going to find a big one... Amy Bonsor Half-Term Clear 260+ 2010-10-27
3 November Making images from radio waves John Richer 1st Ashwell scouts Cloudy 130 2010-11-03
10 November You spin me right round - rotation in astronomy Anna Quider 1st Stapleford guides Clear! 220+ 2010-11-10
17 November Forget Hubble - here is what the Universe REALLY looks like! George Becker Royston Writer's circle Raining 190 (!) 2010-11-17
24 November The latest spin on neutron stars Ed Cackett Landbeach Society Cloudy 150 2010-11-24
1 December Highlights of the Solar System Robin Catchpole 1st St Neot's Scouts Cloudy again 140 2010-12-01
8 December The Stellar Zoo Adrian Potter 1st Southoe and Buckden Scouts Clear (but cold!) 140 2010-12-08
15 December Planet hunting, 19th-century style! Stephanie Hunt et al... 1st Eaton Socon scouts Cloudy 110 2010-12-15
22 December Xmas break          
29 December New Year break          
5 January A detailed look at the Moon's surface Carolin Crawford Comberton Beavers Cloudy 175 2011-01-05
8 January Stargazing LIVE campaign     Clear ! 450-ish  
12 January Gravity: What's the Big Attraction? Dan Wilkins St Neots ladies circle Cloudy 145 2011-01-12
19 January Seeing inside the Sun Christopher Berry group c/o J Mackay Misty but ok 250 2011-01-19
26 January ESO - Europe's Big Eyes on the Sky Andrew Fox Stewards Sky Watch group Cloudy 140 2011-01-26
2 February Explosions in Space Alex Calverley 13th Cambridge cubs Cloudy 240-ish 2011-02-02
9 February Comets - Visitors from the edge of the Solar System Yannick Bahe IfM group Cloudy 190 2011-02-09
16 February The Adolescent Universe - violent events that shaped the galaxies around us today Scott Chapman Cottenham cubs Misty but observing 190 2011-02-16
23 February The science of Sci-Fi; does every planet look just like home? John Eldridge Half-Term Cloudy 135 2011-02-23
2 March The science of stopping stars scintillating Jonathan Crass 1st Somersham cubs Cloudy 250 2011-03-02
9 March A history of dark matter Lauren Weiss ESL Phantom Explorers Unit Clear 200 2011-03-09
16 March Orion, the Hunter Carolin Crawford Science Festival cloudy 190 2011-03-16
23 March Planet hunting, 19th-century style! Stephanie Hunt et al... Science Festival clear 350-ish 2011-03-23

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