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October 2019

Dr Sean McGee – Title TBC

28 Oct at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Dr McGee is from the school of physics and astronomy at Birmingham University.  He works on galaxy formation and evolution, with particular interests in how the growth of cosmic structures affect the formation of galaxies; how gas is accreted into galaxies and the formation of the first generation of stars and black holes.

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November 2019

Dr Julian Onions – Heavy Metal

11 Nov at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Dr Onions is an astrophysics researcher.  He will discuss what metals are to an astronomer, how do they get made, and what can they tell us about the history of the universe in terms of stars and galaxies.

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Dr Phil Evans – Astronomy beyond light

25 Nov at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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December 2019

Steve Wootton – A photometric study of NGC 957

9 Dec at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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January 2020

Dr Martin Braddock – Enceladus, Europa and the TRAPPIST-1 Systems as Potential Sources of Life

13th Jan 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Martin Braddock is a professional scientist and project manager working in the field of drug discovery and development.  He has a serious interest in astronomy. He will discuss the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life within the solar system and beyond.

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Time to talk

27th Jan 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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A members' discussion evening.  Bring your own equipment and ideas, we will have several bases round the room covering different activities. This format is brought back by popular request!

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February 2020

Mike Frost – Lady astronomers of the BAA

10th Feb 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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The British Astronomical Association was founded in 1890. Right from the start, the membership included talented lady astronomers. In part this was because the Royal Astronomical Society did not admit women at this time. This talk tells the stories of many of the lady pioneers of the BAA.

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TBC

24th Feb 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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March 2020

[Paul Pope lecture] – Peter Williamson – Myth to Moon

9th Mar 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Peter’s School, Compton Park, Compton Road West
Wolverhampton, WV3 9DU United Kingdom
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Damian Hardwick – Exploring Planet Venus

23rd Mar 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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A look at the exploration of the Earth's closest planetary neighbour. From the time of Galileo to possible future missions.

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April 2020

Mark Gibbons – Black holes

6th Apr 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Mark Gibbons is a committee member of the Cotswold astronomical Society and he will give us an insight into this fascinating topic.

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May 2020

Prof Rob Jeffries – Gravitational waves

11th May 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Professor Jeffries is from the astrophysics group at Keele University. Gravitational waves can travel through any object or material unimpeded and will tell us about things that are otherwise shielded from view, most of Keele's research involves stars and (exo)planets - the gravitational waves produced by such objects are likely to be too weak for detection even in the medium term.

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June 2020

Time to talk

15th Jun 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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A members' discussion evening.  Bring your own equipment and ideas, we will have several bases round the room covering different activities. This format is brought back by popular request!

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