Latest Past Events
The Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture 2021 has been awarded to Dr Jenny Carter, University of Leicester, and you are invited to the online, free to attend event this coming month. It is entitled “Earth versus Sun: a precarious relationship in space” and is being held on Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 18th November.
In July and August of 1977, two spacecraft were launched on an historic journey to the outer solar system that would rewrite textbooks and change the way we look at the universe and ourselves within it, forever. Originally named MJS, the Voyager missions sent back stunning images and other data that were as beautiful as they were intriguing and often surprising. The many discoveries, the quantum leap in our understanding of our solar system and, by reference, other yet to be discovered solar systems, may be favourably compared to Galileo's first views of the sun, moon, Venus, and Jupiter; a rare and precious game changing event for humanity.
An afternoon of “Extreme Stellar Environments” is yours on the afternoon of Saturday 13th November comprising 4 online talks on this theme from respected astronomy professionals focussing on their specific interests from supernovae, neutron stars, zombie stars to black holes. Guiding us through this journey of cataclysm and atom wrenching adventure is Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society. This is a free zoom meeting - registration required