Lectures 2


The Society Lectures at Willingdon Memorial Hall are generally presentations by highly regarded professional astronomers and astrophysicists – from across the UK and further afield. The lectures are at a level most people can understand and rarely contain any mathematics! The Library is also on display and is open for borrowing and returning of books. Coffee and biscuits are available for a small fee – proceeds to the society.

Location: Willingdon Memorial Hall, Church Street, Willingdon, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 9HT

 

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Society Lecture: Colours from Earths – Dr. Robert Fosbury @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Title: Colours from Earths – Dr. Robert Fosbury

Lecturer: Dr. Robert Fosbury

Precis: Planets comparable in size to the Earth are beginning to be discovered within the habitable zone around stars beyond the Solar System. How are we going to study such tiny, distant objects? In this talk, I will discuss the use of planetary transits to investigate the nature of their atmospheres. We have been using a local analogue of a transiting planet, namely lunar eclipses, to develop the methods that will be needed to enable the next generation of large ground- and space-based telescopes to attempt this task on real exoplanets. Measuring the ‘colours’ [wavelengths] transmitted by their atmospheres will be key to detecting the presence of life.

Biography: Institue of Advanced Study Fellow at Durham University and Emeritus Astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, Garching by Munchen, Germany

May
6
Sat
2017
Society Lecture: The Art of Astrophotography – Ian Morison @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Title: The Art of Astrophotography

Lecturer: Ian Morison

Precis: TBA

Biography: Gresham Professor of Astronomy 2007-2011 and formerly Operations Manager at Jodrell Bank

Jun
3
Sat
2017
Society Lecture: TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Jul
1
Sat
2017
Society Lecture: TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Biography: TBA