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June 2020

Prof Rob Jeffries – Gravitational Waves

15 Jun at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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. This talk is free to everyone, and details of how to view the talk will be given nearer the…

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July 2020

Steve Tonkin – Two Eyes are Better than One

13 Jul at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The binocular is not limited to being a beginner's instrument and a subordinate adjunct to a telescope, but is an exceptionally valuable astronomical instrument in its own right. Find out how to choose and use binoculars for astronomy: discover what makes a good (or bad!) binocular, distinguish between valuable information and advertising hype, and learn how to optimise your viewing experience. Steve writes the monthly Binocular Tour for Sky at Night magazine, as well as running The Binocular Sky website…

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