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November 2017

David Eagle – A celebration of Tim Peake’s Principia mission

6th Nov 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Dr Maria Pavlidou – The Antikythera device

20th Nov 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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December 2017

Graeme Hall – Mercury and BepiColombo

4th Dec 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Change to the scheduled talk by Prof John Bridges. Graeme is a PhD student at the University of Leicester, where the X-ray spectometer for this mission was built.

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January 2018

Mike Frost – The arctic eclipse

8 Jan at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Highfields Environmental Centre, Boundary Way, Penn
Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT United Kingdom
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Constellation Night

22 Jan 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

5 Feb 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

16 Feb 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

19 Feb 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

5 Mar 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

19 Mar 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

9 Apr 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

14 May 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

11 Jun 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

10 Sep 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

24 Sep 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

8 Oct 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

22 Oct 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

5 Nov 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

19 Nov 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

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