Exploring the dark Universe with the Euclid space telescope

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Talk by Dr Alex Hall The expansion of the Universe is accelerating, and we do not understand why. To 'explain' this acceleration, cosmologists have theorised the existence of a substance [...]

The History of Innovations in Telescopes


Talk by Dr. James R. Dire This talk will start with the invention of the telescope in the late 16th century and cover all of the innovative improvements in telescope [...]

A History of Women in Astronomy, Part 2


Talk by Mary McIntyre Following on from part one, this talk tells the stories of some of the trailblazing women working in astronomy after Caroline Herschel. There were many more [...]

Members Night

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Short presentations from ASE members. This will not be broadcast on YouTube but visitors are welcome to pop in and join us in person.

Ten ways the Universe tries to kill you


Talk by Steve Tonkin, FRAS From gamma-ray bursts to asteroid impacts, this is an overview of cataclysmic events. This light-hearted, but scientifically robust, approach incorporates a lot of fundamental cosmological [...]

Telescope Help Shop 16 March 2024

St Thomas's Church, Gyle Hall 75-79 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh

Need help getting started with your new telescope? Our first few workshops were a great success, this is our sixth. Entry is free to ASE members and £5 to non-members [...]


Why the sky matters and how we might lose it

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Talk by Prof Andy Lawrence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2lj9uO83ic Astronomy is fascinating, beautiful, and inspiring. But isn't it basically useless, a pure academic pursuit of no practical value? I will show that this [...]

The Secret Life of Stars


Talk by Sandra Brantingham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TZF0DdFQqA I have been interested in astronomy from an early age, something encouraged by my parents and youth organisations that I was a member of. Joining [...]