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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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2nd February 2015 – Comets, Asteroids, Meteorites and the Early Solar System

Professor Jamie Gilmour of Manchester University will lead our discussion. Professor Gilmour says: “Asteroids and comets are the leftovers from the formation of planets in the early solar system.¬† Their study can shed light on how the planets grew and, … Continue reading

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5th January 2015 – Killer Asteroids

Our speaker this month is Andy Newsam, Professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement. Professor Newson says: “My research is varied but generally involves getting observations from large number of telescopes all over the world (and sometimes above it) and trying … Continue reading

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