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January 2018

Constellation Night

22nd Jan 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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February 2018

Phil Barnard – The With Mirror & Society Archives

5th Feb 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Time allowing Steve Wootton will also give us a presentation on stellar magnitudes.

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Go Stargazing Live with Perton Library

16th Feb 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perton Library, Severn Drive, Perton
Wolverhampton, WV6 7QU United Kingdom
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It has been announced that the popular BBC Stargazing Live TV show is not being broadcast this year. However, Perton Library Astronomy Group and Wolverhampton Astronomical Society are coming together to run their own event during the week commencing Monday 12 th February, with posters, information and a late night meeting on Friday 16th from 7pm to 9pm. The date coincides with the National Parks Dark Sky Festival 2018. All are welcome, bring your own telescope or binoculars if you…

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Jeff Lashley – Starting out in back scatter radio meteor observing

19th Feb 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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March 2018

Paul Pope Lecture: Dr Rene Breton – The secret life of pulsars and black holes

5th Mar 2018 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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This year marks the 50th anniversary since the discovery of pulsars by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Anthony Hewish in 1967. Rene will look back at the highlights of the last five decades of research about these incredible cosmic lighthouses whose history is closely interconnected with Jodrell Bank. Initially suspected to be alien signals, pulsars are in fact compact dead stars which later revealed to display exotic distortions of spacetime predicted by Einstein's relativity, and to host the first planet discovered…

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Martyn Filsak – Weather: Above and beyond

19th Mar 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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April 2018

Dr Mike Leggett – Astronomy in the medieval world

9th Apr 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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May 2018

Dr Guy Davies – Asteroseismology

14th May 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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June 2018

Dr Ann Bonell – Lady astronomers

11th Jun 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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September 2018

Bob Marriot – Silver on glass revolution

10th Sep 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Doug Bickley – Faulkes telescope project

24th Sep 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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October 2018

AGM

8th Oct 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Dr Phil Sutton – The Cassini mission

22nd Oct 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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November 2018

Dr Julian Onions – Cold dark matter

5th Nov 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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David Eagle – A whistle stop tour of the universe hitch hiking on a ray of light

19th Nov 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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December 2018

Graeme Hall – Mercury: A Closer Look

3rd Dec 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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January 2019

Mike Frost – Drawing the line

7 Jan at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Time to Talk

21 Jan at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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This evening is a chance for members to pass on their wealth of knowledge to others through informal sessions and demos, including: Demo of using guided mounts Image processing demonstration for astrophotographers (with a live demo using some moon footage taken by Richard) Lunar observing (if the weather is good) Trevor Clifton giving a live demo of his 3 element Yagi radio telescope to pick up radio scatter from meteors Please feel free to bring along your own equipment, especially…

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February 2019

Dr Leon Hicks – Sample return missions, including Hayabusa 2 and Osiris Rex

4 Feb at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Dr Leon Hicks' research focusses primarily on meteorites and samples returned by space missions, identifying, analysing, and classifying them. Studying meteorites is important in understanding the origins and evolution of the Solar System.

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Dr Andrew Gascoyne – Sunspots, Sunquakes and Solar Storms: An Introduction to Solar Physics

18 Feb at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Solar physics is the branch of astrophysics that specialises in the study of the Sun. It deals with detailed measurements that are possible only for our closest star. It intersects with many disciplines of pure physics, astrophysics, and computer science, including fluid dynamics, plasma physics including magnetohydrodynamics, seismology, particle physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, stellar evolution, space physics, spectroscopy, radiative transfer, applied optics, signal processing, computer vision, computational physics, stellar physics and solar astronomy. Dr Andrew Gascoyne is a lecturer in the…

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