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July 2019

WolvAS Social Gathering

2 Jul at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Merry Hill Pub, Trysull Road
Wolverhampton, WV3 7LB United Kingdom
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We have booked the Community Room and the Merry Hill Pub in Finchfield for 7pm. Please join us for an informal social evening. This is a free event! There is plenty of parking, and a well stocked bar also serving food and coffee. Feel free to bring any astro equipment or related items, as we have a comfortable large room to ourselves to chat and relax in. Everyone is welcome!

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September 2019

Dr Anne-Marie Broomhall – Our Sun: dynamic or dull?

16 Sep at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Dr Broomhall is from the department of physics at Warwick University, and her research focuses on solar and stellar physics, specifically helioseismology and asteroseismology.

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[David Harris memorial lecture] Doug Bickley – Parsons Leviathan

30 Sep at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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The Leviathan of Parsonstown is the unofficial name of the Rosse six-foot telescope. This is a historic reflecting telescope of 72 in (1.8 m) aperture, which was the largest telescope in the world from 1845 until the construction of the 100-inch (2.5 m) Hooker Telescope in 1917. The Rosse six-foot telescope was built by William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse on his estate, Birr Castle, at Parsonstown (now Birr in County Offaly, Ireland).

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October 2019

AGM

14 Oct at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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An important date for your diary, and your chance to have an input into the workings of the Society.

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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 – Title TBC

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

TBC

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] – TBC

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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