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Dr Julian Onions – Crazy Interstellar Rockets

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What sort of rockets or spaceships could we use to go to the distant stars. We will explore some of the crazier designs that have been proposed over the years, most of which have some possibility of working. The future may be nearer than we think!

Steve Clifton – Astrophotography Then And Now

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This is a not too technical look at the imaging process in the pre-digital age and contrasting that to what can now be achieved with modern amateur equipment. Steve has had a lifelong interest in astronomy and was a keen Astrophotographer back in the 80’s and 90’s. He took up the hobby again in 2014 ... Read more

Mike Frost – Against The Odds: A Patagonian Eclipse

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On December 14th 2020, the path of a total eclipse crossed the northern part of Patagonia  (Chile and Argentina). The previous year I had seen a beautiful eclipse from northern Argentina, and I was looking forward to another visit to South America. Of course, events got in the way. The coronavirus pandemic shut down travel across the ... Read more

Paul Pope Lecture – Dr Fran Bagenal – Juno Mission to Jupiter – Extended!

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FREE PUBLIC TALK - https://youtu.be/oZM-yX1JFy8 NASA’s Juno mission was launched in August 2011 and has been in orbit over Jupiter's poles since 4th July 2016. The mission has now been extended until late 2025. This talk will present the main scientific results to date and what we might expect to come in the extended mission. ... Read more

Pete Williamson – The Moons of our Solar System

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Pete takes us on a journey through some of the major moons looking for the possibility of life. Pete Williamson FRAS is an astronomer, broadcaster, educator and consultant for educational telescope networks. See Pete's website for his full bio.

Paul Fellows – Fire and Ice: The volcanic worlds of the Solar System

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The exploration of the solar system has led to the discovery and study of volcanic processes on other worlds and in some very surprising places. What can this tell us about the formation of the planets and also about the prospects for the possibilities of life beyond Earth?