Programme

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Jan
13
Mon
2020
Dark Matter @ Main hall
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A talk by Professor Justin Read from University of Surry, followed by a tea break and members after tea talks.

Feb
10
Mon
2020
NASA Grand Tour of the Solar System @ Main hall
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“NASAs Grand Tour of the Solar System” a talk by Mr. Robert Slack from Swindon Stargazers, followed by a tea break and members after tea talks.

Mar
9
Mon
2020
Studies of nearby star clusters with the Gaia data @ Main hall
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A talk by Dr. Floor van Leeuwen from the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, followed by a tea break and members after tea talks.

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

May
11
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Jun
8
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Sep
14
Mon
2020
Famous women in astronomy @ Online via Zoom
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by Mike Frost from the BAA Historical Section, followed by talks by society members.

Oct
12
Mon
2020
Postponed AGM & talk: Edwin Hubble @ Online via Zoom
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

AGM, followed by a talk by Andrew Steel from the Abingdon Astronomical Society..

Nov
9
Mon
2020
The scientific and cultural impact and future legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope @ Online via Zoom
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by Prof. Martin Barstow from the University of Leicester, followed by talks by society members.

Dec
14
Mon
2020
Bad science @ Online via Zoom
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by James Fradgley from Bournemouth NSS, followed by talks by society members.

Jan
11
Mon
2021
Reflection, Refraction and Excitation: the hunt for atmospheric optics @ Online via Zoom
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by Mary McIntyre (FRAS), followed by talks by society members.

Feb
8
Mon
2021
Pulsars and Gravitational waves @ Online via Zoom
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by Prof. Rene Breton from the University of Manchester, followed by talks by society members.

Mar
8
Mon
2021
Active Galactic Nuclei @ Online via Zoom
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by Prof. Martin Hardcastle from the University of Hertfordshire, followed by talks by society members.

Active Galactic Nuclei @ Online via Zoom
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by Prof. Martin Hardcastle from the University of Hertfordshire, followed by talks by society members.

Apr
12
Mon
2021
TBA @ Main hall
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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