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The British Astronomical Association One Day Meeting - Galaxies
British Astronomical Association
Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9BZ
Sat Apr 27, 2019
Time: 10am to 6pm
Price: The cost including tea & coffee for registration and afternoon tea is £5 for BAA/CPAC and affiliated society members, £8 for non-members and £2 for accompanied under 16’s ~~~~~~~~~~ An optional buffet lunch is available for £8 if booked in advance.
This meeting has galaxies as its theme and is organised in conjunction with the Castle Point Astronomy Club. At the time of year with most galaxies on view in the northern hemisphere skies, talks will lead you through observing galaxies with amateur equipment to current professional research in astrophysics by the experts in their field. It will also include a look back into the rich history of galaxy discovery. Our speakers have been brought together, one from across the Atlantic, to provide an enlightening day on this fascinating subject. Our speakers for the day will be: Dr Olivia Keenan - ‘The Missing Satellite Problem - Where are all the Galaxies?’ Stewart Moore - ‘Galaxies: A Brief History of Discovery’ Prof Richard Ellis - Let There Be Light: The Quest for “Cosmic Dawn” Prof Chris Impey, Arizona, USA - "Einstein's Monsters: Black Holes at the Heart of Galaxies" Owen Brazell - Observing Galaxy Clusters

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