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Tickets (free) are now available for the Birmingham University "Astronomy in the city" event on 6th March. Sounds like an interesting evening for newcomers like me. The agenda includes What to see in the sky this month, A talk on super novae Ask the experts An observing season And tea and biscuits! http://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/observatory/astronomyinthecity.php
The Story of Radio Astronomy A talk by James Fradgley FRAS Tues 19 May, 19:30, Old Beams Inn, Ibsley, BH24 3NN (map) From how it all started to the sort of things we're looking at today. James's talk covers: Pre-war history - Jansky and other early pioneers; Jodrell Bank and the Cambridge group - Lovell, Hey and Ryle's developments; Interferometry - Techniques used to improve resolving power; CMB radiation - Its discovery. What is it? Where we are now; Pulsars and Quasars - Their detection; what they are; blazars; active galactic nuclei; Radio Galaxies - What sort of galaxy are they? Structure of radio emission; 21 cm hydrogen line - What we learn from the study of neutral hydrogen More info: http://fordingbridgeastro.org.uk/programme.php
Hi All, This Talk is now open to anyone and everyone. There are quite a few tickets still left. We expect to fill every one of the 300 seats. So be quick. This will be a very interesting Talk, For anyone who can make the journey, they will be rewarded with a first hand talk about the Gaia Mission from the Lead Investigator, Prof. Gerard Gilmore. Details below... Friday 12th September GAIA - The Billion Star Surveyor Kings Lynn Academy, Queen Mary Road, Kings Lynn, PE30 4QG. Starts at 7:30 pm The opportunity to hear from the lead investigator for the GAIA mission ( Prof. Gerard Gilmore ) about how this spacecraft will take a census of around one thousand million stars, about 1% of the stars in our Galaxy – the Milky Way. Gaia will observe each star 70 times, recording its brightness, colour and its position. This is a discovery machine finding vast numbers of previously undiscovered objects. Astronomers have been studying space for thousands of years and have measured the position of stars for most of that time, but Gaia will do so with an accuracy never before achieved. Lynn and district Astronomy Society have extended invitations to all Secondary schools and Academies in the area many of which have accepted the invitation. Tickets are £7.50 on the door but only £5 if booked in advance. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment as tickets are selling quickly. For more details contact John Craythorne on 07871 181264, or email firstname.lastname@example.org , Follow us on Facebook Kings Lynn & District Astronomy Society ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/kladas/ ), Twitter @LynnAstro or on our web site www.westnorfolkastro.co.uk Best Wishes, Andy