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Talks Programme

Timetable of Talks for 2017
Dates Subject Speaker
21st March 2017 Stellar Population Modelling Prof. Claudia Maraston - Portsmouth University
18th April 2017 TBA Will Percival - Portsmouth University
16th May 2017 Dawn, Rosetta and New Horizons Dr Robin Catchpole - Inst. of Astronomy Cambridge
20th June 2017 History of Astronomy and The Herschel Family Guy Hurst - Editor, The Astronomer
18th July 2017 Pluto Jerry Workman, North Essex Astronomical Society
15th August 2017 TBA Prof. David Rothery - The Open University
19th September Computing in Astronomy Steve Harvey - B.A.A
17th October 2017 AGM Everyone
21st November 2017 Comets - How to Observe and Image Them Roger Dymock FRAS
We host a comprehensive range of talks at Oasis Academy, Lordshill, see table to the left. Click on this link for a map to the Academy.


They are pitched at all levels, from 1st year undergraduate down to beginners' level. Speakers have available to them a digital projector. Subjects have covered everything from the history of astronomy to the history of the universe; stellar spectroscopy to the way astronomy and astronomical events are viewed by the media.


Our speakers have included the Astronomer Royal of Scotland, who returns to give us another talk this year and Chris Lintott from the Sky at Night.


They occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and non-members are welcome to attend.


The talks begin at 7:30 pm prompt, please don't be late.


Talks last for 1 hour, on average, followed by questions.