News Archive

 

The Juno mission to Jupiter: first results

Tuesday 21st March, 2017 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Jonathan Nichols.

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A Brief History of Cymbeline Observatory

Tuesday 21st February, 2017 – A summary of a recent lecture by Chris Longthorn.

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The first white dwarf pulsar

Tuesday 17th January, 2017 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof. Tom Marsh.

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Stargazing Live evening at Henley Golf and Country Club

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th January, 2017 – Come along and see the stars!

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Double Stars: visual delights, observational challenges, astrodynamical testbeds

Tuesday 6th December, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Christopher Taylor.

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1178 BC: A Space Odyssey

Tuesday 15th November, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Jim Dean.

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Einstein's Gravity and the hunt for Gravitational Waves

Tuesday 18th October, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Christopher Berry.

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Gerhana Mata Hari

Tuesday 20th September, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Mike Frost.

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From Supernovae to sparks - how cosmic rays affect lightning rates at Earth

Tuesday 16th August, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Chris Scott.

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The Planet Mercury, newly revealed

Tuesday 19th July, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof David Rothery.

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How to weigh a galaxy

Tuesday 21st June, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by David Morris.

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The search for dark matter and dark energy

Tuesday 17th May, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof Lance Miller.

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Rainbows

Tuesday 19th April, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Mike Frost.

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Volcanoes in the Solar System

Tuesday 15th March, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Paul Olver.

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WISE and galaxy evolution

Tuesday 16th February, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof Andrew Blain.

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The Keplerian revolution: stars and exoplanets with the NASA Kepler Mission

Tuesday 19th January, 2016 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof. Bill Chaplin.

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Stargazing Live evening at Henley Golf and Country Club

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th January, 2016 – Come along and see the stars!

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Ultraviolet studies of white dwarf stars and their environments.

Tuesday 17th November, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof. Martin Barstow.

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When is a comet not a comet?

Tuesday 20th October, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof. Monica Grady.

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Video & discussion on supernovae

Tuesday 15th September, 2015 – Details of the event.

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The James Webb Space Telescope: from the earliest galaxies to the origin of life

Tuesday 18th August, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Sarah Kendrew.

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Binocular Astronomy

Tuesday 21st July, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Stephen Tonkin.

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The transient sky as seen by Gaia

Tuesday 16th June, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Elmé Breedt.

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Impact Cratering on the Moon, Mars and Scotland

Tuesday 19th May, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Ken Amor.

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The Cleverness of Astronomers

Tuesday 21st April, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Andrew Baxter.

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Hunting for super-Earths with the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)

Tuesday 17th March, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Peter Wheatley.

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William Herschel, the ultimate observer

Tuesday 17th February, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Christopher Taylor.

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Europe's comet chaser Rosetta, the story so far

Tuesday 20th January, 2015 – A summary of a recent lecture by Matt Taylor.

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Stargazing Live evening at Henley Golf and Country Club

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th January, 2015 – Come along and see the stars!

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Amateur astronomical spectroscopy

Tuesday 2nd December, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by John Strachen.

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Exploring the Moon

Tuesday 18th November, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Robert Massey.

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In Search of a 'Big Picture' for the climate of Planets and Exoplanets

Tuesday 21st October, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof Peter Read.

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21st Century Telescopes

Tuesday 16th September, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof Michael Merrifield.

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Beyond Mars: Exploring the Realm of the Giants

Tuesday 19th August, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Leigh Fletcher.

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Exploring our star from space: UK-led space instruments spearheading studies of the Sun and heliosphere

Tuesday 15th July, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof Richard Harrison.

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The Very Basics Of Image Processing

Tuesday 17th June, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by David Morris.

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The importance and relevance of meteorites to Solar System research past, present and future

Tuesday 20th May, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Caroline Smith.

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The Frozen Void

Tuesday 15th April, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Aleksi Suutarinen.

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The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes: Astronomy in the Canary Islands

Tuesday 18th March, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Neil Parker.

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The Arms of Buddha

Tuesday 18th February, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by Mike Frost.

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Rings reign on Saturn

Tuesday 21st January, 2014 – A summary of a recent lecture by James O'Donoghue & Dr Henrik Melin.

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Stargazing Live evening at Henley Golf and Country Club

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th January, 2014 – Come along and see the stars! (updated)

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Falling planets: How tides shape planetary systems

Tuesday 3rd December, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr David Brown.

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From Lobster's Eyes to Alien Oceans

Tuesday 19th November, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Nigel Bannister.

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Cosmic Sirens: The Dawn of Gravitational Astronomy

Tuesday 15th October, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof B S Sathyaprakash.

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The Northern Lights

Tuesday 17th September, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by David Phillips.

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Variable Stars - How and why they vary

Tuesday 20th August, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Gary Poyner.

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Percival Lowell and the Canals of Mars

Tuesday 16th July, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Ann Bonell.

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Astrobiology: The Hunt for Life Beyond Earth

Tuesday 18th June, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Lewis Dartnell.

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The Search for the Higgs Boson

Tuesday 21st May, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Sinead Farrington.

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Astronomical Imaging

Tuesday 16th April, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by David Morris.

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The Universe in a Nutshell - A video by Prof Michio Kaku

Tuesday 19th March, 2013 – Details of the event.

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The Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Tuesday 19th February, 2013 – A summary of a recent lecture by Christopher Carr.

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Stargazing Live evening at Snitterfield Sports Club

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th January, 2013 – Details of the event.

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Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays

Tuesday 4th December, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Matthew Malek.

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The Missing Universe and how to find it

Tuesday 20th November, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Dave Newbold.

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A Warwickshire Eclipse

Tuesday 16th October, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Mike Frost.

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Discover the Secrets of Astrophotography

Tuesday 18th September, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Philip Perkins.

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The View From Saturn: Images from the Cassini spacecraft

Tuesday 21st August, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof Carl Murray.

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Exploring Mars with satellites

Tuesday 17th July, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Helen Walker.

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Venus Express explores Earth's evil twin

Tuesday 19th June, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Andrew Coates.

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Faster than Light Galaxies

Tuesday 15th May, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Bob Lambourne.

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How to find black holes

Tuesday 20th March, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Somak Raychaudhury.

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Neutrinos faster than light?

Tuesday 21st February, 2012 – A summary of a recent lecture by Daniel Scully.

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Stargazing Live evening at Snitterfield Sports Club

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd January, 2012 – Details of the event.

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The Unique Roles of Radio Astronomy

Tuesday 6th December, 2011 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Ben Stappers.

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Dance of Death in the Stellar Graveyard

Tuesday 22nd November, 2011 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Boris Gaensicke.

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Stargazing Live evening at Snitterfield Sports Club

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th January, 2011 – Details of the event.

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Light Pollution Menace

Summary of the issue of light pollution which threatens to spoil our view of the night sky with tips for how the problem can be addressed.

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Gamma Ray Bursts as probes of the distant Universe

Tuesday 24th August, 2010 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof Nial Tanvir.

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Exploring the Shapes of Planetary Nebulae

Tuesday 22nd June, 2010 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Nick Hewitt.

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Antikythera Mechanism

Tuesday 26th May, 2009 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Mike Edmunds.

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Cosmic Casualty - Farce and Fortuity in the Exploration of Space

Tuesday 28th April, 2009 – A summary of a recent lecture by Doug Ellison.

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Spaceguard Update - The Near Earth Asteriod Threat

Tuesday 24th February, 2009 – A summary of a recent lecture by Jay Tate.

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Atmospheric Electricity on Earth and the Planets

Tuesday 27th January, 2009 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Karen Aplin.

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The Formation and Evolution of Galaxies

Tuesday 28th October, 2008 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca.

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Astronomy in the Ancient World

Tuesday 22nd July, 2008 – A summary of a recent lecture by Mike Leggett.

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The Geology of Mars and the evolution of its atmosphere and hydrosphere through the study of meteorites and remote data

Tuesday 27th May, 2008 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr J Bridges.

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Life in the Universe

Tuesday 22nd April, 2008 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor N C Wickramasinghe.

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Extreme Stellar Explosions

Tuesday 25th March, 2008 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Andrew Levan.

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Planetary Nebulae

Tuesday 26th February, 2008 – A summary of a recent lecture by Owen Brazell.

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Robotic astronomy in the 21st century: the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network

Tuesday 22nd January, 2008 – A summary of a recent lecture by David Bowdley.

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High Time Resolution Astrophysics

Tuesday 11th December, 2007 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Tom R Marsh.

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Other Worlds and the Origin of Life

Tuesday 27th November, 2007 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Derek Raine.

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The Centre of Our Galaxy: Black Holes, Rare Stars and Cosmic Mayhem

Tuesday 23rd October, 2007 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Michael Merrifield.

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The Weird World of the Quantum

Tuesday 25th September, 2007 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Andrew Schofield.

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Space Odyssey

Tuesday 26th June, 2007 – A summary of a recent lecture by Chris Riley.

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Music of the Sun: Helioseismology

Tuesday 23rd January, 2007 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr William Chaplin.

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Chariots of Fire

Tuesday 12th December, 2006 – A summary of a recent lecture by Andrew Lound.

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The UK in Space

Tuesday 28th November, 2006 – A summary of a recent lecture by Robert Purvinskis.

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The Russians in Space

Tuesday 23rd May, 2006 – Details of the event.

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The Structure of the Sun

Tuesday 25th April, 2006 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Tony Arber.

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The Huygens Probe at Titan

Tuesday 28th March, 2006 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof. John Zarnecki.

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Our Motion in the Universe

Tuesday 28th February, 2006 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Somak Raychaudhury.

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Dark Matter & Dark Energy

Tuesday 24th January, 2006 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Carlo Nicola Colacino.

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The Wide Angle Search for Planets

Tuesday 13th December, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Peter Wheatley.

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Exploring the Autumn Deep Sky

Tuesday 22nd November, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Stewart Moore.

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Cosmic Microwave Background Update

Tuesday 25th October, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Pedro Ferreira.

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Bonneville and Beyond – 600 sols with the Spirit Rover

Tuesday 27th September, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Doug Ellison.

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Astrophotography Tips & Techniques

Tuesday 23rd August, 2005 – Details of the event.

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The History of Double Star Observations

Tuesday 26th July, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Bob Marriott.

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Comets and their Exploration by Spacecraft

Tuesday 28th June, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof. David Hughes.

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Atmospheric Spectaculars

Tuesday 24th May, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Les Cowley.

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Imaging from La Palma

Tuesday 26th April, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Nik Szymanek.

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The Search for Dark Matter

Tuesday 22nd March, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Andrew Benson.

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Planetary Phenomena - Saturn & Titan

Tuesday 22nd February, 2005 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Andrew Coates.

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The Search for Planets Beyond our Solar System

Tuesday 28th September, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr Serena Viti.

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Video Night - The Work of David Malin

Tuesday 24th August, 2004 – Details of the event.

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Astrobiology

Tuesday 27th July, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Mike Leggett.

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Meteors

Tuesday 22nd June, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Neil Bone.

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The Greatest Questions about the Universe

Tuesday 25th May, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Alan Longstaff.

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Resolving the Enigma of Gamma Ray Bursts

Tuesday 27th April, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor George Simnett.

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Compact Binary Populations

Tuesday 23rd March, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Ulrich Kolb.

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Infra-Red Astronomy

Tuesday 24th February, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Christopher J. Baddiley.

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Deep Space in Wiltshire

Tuesday 27th January, 2004 – A summary of a recent lecture by Philip Perkins.

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Recent Developments in Cosmology – How Hot is the Universe?

Tuesday 9th December, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Trevor Ponman.

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400 years of the Telescope

Tuesday 25th November, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. John Penny.

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The Moon: A Biography

Tuesday 28th October, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. David Whitehouse.

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Imaging the Universe: The New Generation of Telescopes

Tuesday 23rd September, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Robert Massey.

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Planet Mars

Tuesday 26th August, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Jerry Workman.

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Heavenly Weather

Tuesday 22nd July, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Ross Reynolds.

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Understanding Nothing – The Vacuum of Space

Tuesday 24th June, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Nick Evans.

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Transit of Mercury

Monday 2nd June, 2003 – On 7th May 2003, the planet Mercury crossed the disk of the sun. This event was witnessed by many society members.

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An Astro-Alphabet - The A to Z of Light Pollution

Tuesday 27th May, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Bob Mizon.

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Human Vision – The Organisation of the Eye, and How it Evolved into What it is

Tuesday 25th March, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Jim Bowmaker.

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National Science Week Event

Wednesday 12th March, 2003 – Details of the event.

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Active Galaxies: Bubbles and X-rays

Tuesday 25th February, 2003 – A summary of a recent lecture by Professor Mark Birkinshaw.

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National Science Week Event

Wednesday 5th February, 2003 – Our 2003 National Science Week Event, "Jupiter, Saturn, The Moon and The Cosmos", takes place on 12th March.

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X-ray Binaries (Neutron Star and Black Hole Systems)

Tuesday 26th November, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Paul Roche.

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Astronomical Complexities

Tuesday 22nd October, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Prof. Sandra Chapman.

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Relativity and Gravitational Waves

Tuesday 24th September, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Sathyaprakash.

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Telescopic Astrophotography

Tuesday 27th August, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Ian Gray.

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Your Website Needs You

Friday 9th August, 2002 – If you would like write articles or submit images for the site, your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Discovering Supernovae – Problems and Solutions

Tuesday 23rd July, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Tom Boles.

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Infrared Astronomy

Tuesday 25th June, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Helen Walker.

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The Society Astronomy Convention

Saturday 25th May, 2002 – Our 2002 Astronomy Convention took place on 25th May.

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The Hunt for the Smallest Particles in the Cosmos

Tuesday 23rd April, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Peter Watkins.

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Astronomy Quiz

Monday 8th April, 2002 – Test your astronomy knowledge with our online quiz. Features multiple difficulty levels.

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Piazzi Smyth: Beginnings of High Altitude Astronomy

Tuesday 26th March, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Peter Hingley.

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Astronomy Convention

Wednesday 20th March, 2002 – Our 2002 Astronomy Convention took place on 25th May.

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Image Gallery Expanding Rapidly

Tuesday 19th March, 2002 – The image gallery is expanding rapidly, helped significantly by the society webcam.

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Human Exploration of Mars

Tuesday 26th February, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Julian Hiscox.

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Planetary Landers, Exotic Spacecraft for Strange Places

Tuesday 22nd January, 2002 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Andrew Ball.

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Robotic Astronomy for Amateurs and Societies

Tuesday 11th December, 2001 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Lilian Hobbs.

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The National Schools Observatory

Tuesday 23rd October, 2001 – A summary of a recent lecture by Dr. Andrew Newsam.

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The Crendon Observatory

Tuesday 25th September, 2001 – A summary of a recent lecture by Gordon Rogers.

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