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April
2019 Society for the History of Astronomy Spring Conference
The Society for the History of Astronomy
https://societyforthehistoryofastronomy.com
Fri Apr 12, 2019 - Sat Apr 13, 2019
Time: 09:30
Price: £10 for SHA members, £15 for Non-Members
International full day Saturday conference at Oxford University, a joint event with the Paris Observatory and the Astronomical Society of France (SAF), which included speakers Bill Sheehan, Ian Ridpath, Bob Bower, and speakers from the SAF. Walking Tour of Astronomical Oxford, and Friday evening welcome dinner. Booking and payments in advance. Booking office will close on March 29th 2019.
April
2019 Society for the History of Astronomy Spring Conference
The Society for the History of Astronomy
https://societyforthehistoryofastronomy.com
Fri Apr 12, 2019 - Sat Apr 13, 2019
Time: 09:30
Price: £10 for SHA members, £15 for Non-Members
International full day Saturday conference at Oxford University, a joint event with the Paris Observatory and the Astronomical Society of France (SAF), which included speakers Bill Sheehan, Ian Ridpath, Bob Bower, and speakers from the SAF. Walking Tour of Astronomical Oxford, and Friday evening welcome dinner. Booking and payments in advance. Booking office will close on March 29th 2019.
April
Gravity, dark energy and the dance of galaxies with Euclid A talk by Dr Seshadri Nadathur
Hampshire Astronomical Group
Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane Clanfield Hants PO8 0RB
Fri Apr 12, 2019
Time: 19.30 for 19.45
Price: £3 for non members, on the door
Euclid is a fantastic space-based telescope mission of the European Space Agency, currently under construction and due for launch soon. Once operational, it will provide vast and very precise maps of galaxies through the Universe. Dr Nadathur will describe how cosmologists will use these maps to study the dance of galaxies, from which we can infer information about the true theory of gravity, and the mysterious `dark energy’ that appears to be ripping our Universe apart.
May
Multimessenger Astronomy A talk by Dr Stephen Webb
Hampshire Astronomical Group
Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane Clanfield Hants PO8 0RB
Fri May 10, 2019
Time: 19.30 for 19.45
Price: £3 for non members, on the door
Almost everything we know about the universe came from observing electromagnetic radiation. But information from astrophysical events can reach us via three other types of messenger: • charged cosmic rays, • neutrinos, • and gravitational waves. By combining signals from the four different messengers we can gain new insights. This talk looks at how multimessenger astronomy recently shed light on a decades-old puzzle, and it looks forward to what we might learn next.
June
Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You A talk by Stephen Tonkin FRAS
Hampshire Astronomical Group
Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane Clanfield Hants PO8 0RB
Fri Jun 14, 2019
Time: 19.30 for 19.45
Price: £3 for non members, on the door
From gamma-ray bursts to asteroid impacts, an overview of cataclysmic events. This light-hearted but scientifically robust approach incorporates a lot of fundamental cosmological processes, from stellar evolution to galactic interaction. It is appropriate for both beginning and intermediate amateur astronomers.
July
Asteroids - A Waste of Space? A talk by Professor Malcolm Coe
Hampshire Astronomical Group
Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane Clanfield Hants PO8 0RB
Fri Jul 12, 2019
Time: 19.30 for 19.45
Price: £3 for non members, on the door
Asteroids are becoming increasingly of great interest to us. Over many years we have become aware of the great potential threat they represent to the Earth, with the scars of their impacts littering our planet. But now we are beginning also to look at them in a more positive light as we start to think about asteroids as a future resource for both our planet and space travel. This talk will focus on the latter aspect, starting off with a review of the nature of these objects. Where do we find them, what are they made of and then, what do we want to get from them? It will finish with a few thoughts on the looming legal battles as to who exactly has the right to mine these objects - all of us, or just those who get there first?  The Lecturer: Malcolm Coe is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Southampton. His research normally focuses on the life cycles of stars in different types of galaxies, a topic on which he has published over 200 papers. But in 2017 he was honoured by having an asteroid the size of the Isle of Wight named after himself - 9015 Coe. This had led to a new international collaboration with astronomers in the USA to start thinking seriously about the approaches one could use to identify commercially interesting asteroids. For more information on Malcolm Coe visit his website: www.soton.ac.uk/~mjcoe

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