Although it took only three minutes to make our Universe (see 'Beginning of Everything' given to Wolvas in Jan 2021) it will take more than a trillion trillion years for it to come to an end. This talk looks at what will happen to the Earth, the Sun and the galaxy on timescales ranging from ... Read more
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The usual story told of the end stage of giant stars is that they either finish up as a neutron star or collapse completely to a black hole. However, in this talk Paul looks at the possibility for other extremely exotic forms of matter which may add to the picture – and how the latest ... Read more
Professor Chris Lintott, astrophysicist, author and broadcaster presents this years lecture held in memorial of former Wolvas president Paul Pope. Subject TBC
Light Pollution was first identified as a problem by astronomers, but its consequences reach far wider. It is now widely recognised that artificial light at night, especially bright white light, can have profoundly negative effects on human health, and this is just the tip of an iceberg of harm. The effects on wildlife have been ... Read more
During his time as director of Jodrell Bank, Sir Bernhard Lovell turned a patch of Cheshire countryside into one of the worlds leading radio observatories. In this talk we take a look at the origins and scientific career of a man described as the great pioneer of radio astronomy. He is most memorable for constructing ... Read more
The talk will provide a basic understanding of JWST and why it looks the way it does along with a look at some of the results obtained during the first year of science observations. John retired in May 2013 after over 30 years working in the space industry, mainly involved in spacecraft engineering and project ... Read more
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