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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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Trevor Clifton – I can never find anything

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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Trevor has recently been attracting interest with his ingenious scope modifications and improvements. His talk will cover how he has modified the mounts on binoculars and a small 4 ¼ inch dobsonian with the aid of some DIY and his electronics expertise, in order to help find people who struggle to find difficult targets.

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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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