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1st March 2021 (Zoom 7pm) – The Beginning of Everything

Dr Steve Barrett, Department of Physics, University of Liverpool will talk about the beginning of the universe. Several of us recently attended (virtually) Kirkby SciBar and saw Steve giving a talk about Black Holes, and were very impressed by his … Continue reading

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3rd February 2020 – Astronomy in Flatland

Dr Colin Steele, from the Manchester University School of Mathematics will talk to us about how a two dimensional universe – known as Flatland – would work. This is an extract from Dr Steele’s website: “In 1885, Edwin Abbott published … Continue reading

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2nd December 2019 – The Pluto Story

Our discussion will be led by Professor Ian Robson, now retired but previously a Professor of Astrophysics, President of the Society for Popular Astronomy and Technology Director of the Edinburgh Royal Observatory.

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3rd December 2018 – It’s About Time

Because of work commitments, our speaker¬†originally scheduled for December has had to reschedule (to March 2109), but we are very fortunate to have been able to find an excellent replacement in Ian Morison, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy, who is … Continue reading

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2nd July 2018 – The Size of Space

Just How Do Astronomers Measure Distances? William Stewart, who is a founder member of South Cheshire Astronomical Society, will give this talk, in which he will explain how astronomers (from the ancients to modern man) measure distances within and beyond … Continue reading

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7th September 2015 – The Square Kilometre Array

Dr Evan Keane will bring us up to date with a revolutionary new radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Playing a crucial role,¬† it is possible and affordable for the SKA to be built by 2024. With an unprecedented … Continue reading

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