Jump to content


EP47 - Wednesday, 14th July 2021 7:30pm BST - Here Comes the Sun by Keith Townsend


Recommended Posts

Our guest speaker this week is Keith Townsend from http://www.astronomymatters.co.uk/ to give us his talk Here Comes the Sun.

Keith's childhood interest in astronomy developed into telescope ownership some 25 years ago and imaging became a large part of this around the turn of the century. Hee never made it off the slippery slope and continue to suffer the consequences to this day!

Keith was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2016 and have been delivering talks to a wide range of groups for almost 10 years.

One of his passions is to try to unlock the fascination many people have for the night sky, but don’t realise it.


This months talk is 'Here Comes the Sun': The sun sustains life here on Earth but to astronomers it is a G-type main-sequence star (G2V) informally referred to as a 'yellow dwarf’. Recent missions are massively expanding our knowledge and understanding at an incredible rate, so what's it all about? 

This talk explores some basics, details the latest findings and includes some fascinating images and animations.

This talk is our first after a bit of a hiatus and the first of our new monthly format - we will see how it goes before picking a permeant recurring slot but to begin with, we are going to try the second Wednesday of the month and may try to squeeze in a Sunday session at some point as well.

Hope to see you all Wednesday 🙂

Meeting details below:

Topic: EP47 - Wednesday, 14th July 2021 7:30pm BST - Here Comes the Sun by Keith Townsend
Time: Jul 14, 2021 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 8608 9826
Passcode: 142936

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Keith gave this talk to the Herefordshire Astro Society in June. It was an excellent presentation. There were a number of facts about the Sun that I picked up for the first time. This is a well worth presentation if you can attend.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.