Meeting report

Meeting Report 19 May 2023

2023-05-20T09:36:38+01:0020 May 2023|

Indigenous Australian Astronomy - Dr Pete Kuzma. This evening we had a fascinating and thought provoking talk from Dr Pete Kuzma of Edinburgh University. We were first introduced to the complexity and likely means of arrival, 45 - 65,000 years ago, in what would become modern Australia of the many nations of indigenous people from the Torres Strait to Tasmania.

7 April 2023 Members Night report

2023-05-13T10:33:51+01:008 April 2023|

We had a really enjoyable members night on Friday with a number of short presentations from members. The personal stories and journeys were really fascinating and well-told.

17 March 2023 Meeting Report

2023-04-08T12:20:28+01:0019 March 2023|

We had a very interesting talk from Dr Roberta Zanin from Bologna in Italy about The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory: a new eye on the most extreme Universe. Jim Nisbet reviews the talk for us.

3 March 2023 Meeting Report

2023-03-19T09:29:26+00:005 March 2023|

We had an excellent talk from Dr Thomas Wilson of the University of St Andrews.  He covered the life-cycle of a planetary system: how they are born, live and die [...]

17 February 2023 Meeting Report

2023-03-05T10:31:54+00:0018 February 2023|

Tosh White tells us about the talk from Prof. Emily Levesque, zooming in from Seattle, and running through some ideas and themes from her book “The Last Stargazers”. “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

IOG Meeting Report 8 February 2023

2023-02-23T13:54:23+00:0010 February 2023|

Radim Stano reports on one of our special Imaging & Observing Group meetings with guests. We had 2 special guests, both from the British Astronomical Association Radio Astronomy Section and both trustees of the UK Radio Astronomy Association, Paul Hearn and Andrew Thomas.

3 February 2023 Meeting Report

2023-02-18T11:40:48+00:004 February 2023|

Unfortunately Dr James Wurster couldn't be with us in person  but still delivered a very interesting talk about Using computer simulations to model the formation of stars and their discs. Jim Nisbet also told us about the Sky in February.

20 January 2023 Meeting Report

2023-02-04T13:15:09+00:0021 January 2023|

Clara Brasseur gave us an excellent talk on Friday about turning astronomical data into sounds. Quite different from anything else we've had but very creative and engaging.

6 January 2023 Meeting Report

2023-01-28T11:42:38+00:007 January 2023|

Our first meeting of 2023 was by ASE member Viktoria Urban who took us on a stage from our Losing the Sky event in June 2021 by telling us how the issues with space debris are currently being addressed. Nigel Goodman also gave us a run-down of what's in the sky for January 2023.

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