Friday 3rd October - Alex Filipenko video lecture "Special Relativity and Interstellar Travel"

Friday at 8pm we will see the next in our continuing series of Understanding the Universe, an Introduction to Astronomy by Alex Filipenko.  This lecture is number 42 entitled "Special Relativity and Interstellar Travel".  Are interstellar…

Friday 26th September 2014 - Richard Beare - The Evolution of Galaxies

Friday 8pm we will have Richard Beare talking about "The Evolution of Galaxies": The galaxies we see today come in many shapes, sizes and colours, and the stars within disc galaxies move in a very different way from those within elliptical galaxies. …

Friday 19th September 2014 - Alex Filipenko video lecture double bill

The speaker scheduled for this Friday, Tom Richards, has apparently had an altercation with a tractor, so his talk will be delayed for a few weeks until he (not the tractor) is fully recovered.  We wish him all the best. In Tom's place,…

Friday 12th September 2014 - Steve Roberts - Tycho Brahe and his Observatory

Friday 8pm we will have our own Steve Roberts talking about "Tycho Brahe and his Observatory".  8 weeks ago Steve stood at the ruins of Tycho's observatory on the island of Ven, Sweden.  Steve will talk about Tycho's bizarre life and…