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Next Meeting: Wednesday December 8th at 8:00pm on Zoom Henrietta Leavitt and the new Universe Charles Barclay
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Zoom details: Topic: Charles Barclay - Henrietta Leavitt Time: Dec 8, 2021 19:30 London Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95306061495?pwd=cDlBWEg2NTVnY1JvemQxOGFsdk01UT09 Meeting ID: 953 0606 1495 Passcode: 681813
Here's our current programme for the upcoming year - all subject to confirmation and change due to the current medical climate. Wed, Sep 8, 2021 Roger O’Brien Interstellar Communications Wed, Oct 13, 2021 Russell Parry The Appley Bridge Meteorite (Oct 13, 2014) Wed, Nov 10, 2021 Matt Bothwell The Invisible Universe Wed, Dec 8, 2021 Charles Barclay Henrietta Leavitt and the new Universe Wed, Jan 12, 2022 Katherine Blundell Time-Domain Astronomy Wed, Feb 9, 2022 Robin Catchpole From Here to the Edge of the Observable Universe Wed, Mar 9, 2022 Katy Clough Solutions to Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity Wed, Apr 13, 2022 Jerry Stone Apollo 16 - 50th Anniversary Wed, May 11, 2022 Mike Dworetski William Herschel - The Bicentennial Wed, May 18, 2022 AGM Wed, Jun 8, 2022 TBC Taking Astronomy to the Public
This illustrated talk will highlight the pivotal and unsung role played by women in astronomy and astrophysics. It is 100 years since the death of Henrietta Leavitt, the discoverer of the Period-Luminosity law for Cepheid variable stars, from which Edwin Hubble was able to measure the scale and expansion of the Universe. The talk will review the importance of Leavitt’s work and also single out three other women, whose 20 th Century contributions in their respective fields, have been critical to the development of the whole subject. Charles Barclay is a professional outreach astronomer and currently Director of the Blackett Observatory at Marlborough College, where he is Head of Astronomy. His degree was in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of St Andrews; he is now an Academic Visitor in Oxford Astrophysics and Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and was Vice-President 2017-2019. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for arts, manufacturers and commerce and an Associate Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors He is chair of examiners for GCSE Astronomy and UK Team Leader for the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, leading teams to Gold and Silver medals in Indonesia, India, China and Hungary. Last year he was made an International Astronomical Union National Astronomy Education Coordinator for the UK. He was part of the team that won the RIBA's largest open competition to design Kielder Observatory in Northumberland. He regularly contributes to local radio and lectures all over the UK and internationally.
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Next Meeting: Wednesday December 8th at 8:00pm on Zoom Henrietta Leavitt and the new Universe Charles Barclay
Zoom details: Topic: Charles Barclay - Henrietta Leavitt Time: Dec 8, 2021 19:30 London Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95306061495?pwd=cDlBWEg2NTVnY1Jvem QxOGFsdk01UT09 Meeting ID: 953 0606 1495 Passcode: 681813
This illustrated talk will highlight the pivotal and unsung role played by women in astronomy and astrophysics. It is 100 years since the death of Henrietta Leavitt, the discoverer of the Period- Luminosity law for Cepheid variable stars, from which Edwin Hubble was able to measure the scale and expansion of the Universe. The talk will review the importance of Leavitt’s work and also single out three other women, whose 20 th Century contributions in their respective fields, have been critical to the development of the whole subject. Charles Barclay is a professional outreach astronomer and currently Director of the Blackett Observatory at Marlborough College, where he is Head of Astronomy. His degree was in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of St Andrews; he is now an Academic Visitor in Oxford Astrophysics and Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and was Vice-President 2017-2019. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for arts, manufacturers and commerce and an Associate Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors He is chair of examiners for GCSE Astronomy and UK Team Leader for the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, leading teams to Gold and Silver medals in Indonesia, India, China and Hungary. Last year he was made an International Astronomical Union National Astronomy Education Coordinator for the UK. He was part of the team that won the RIBA's largest open competition to design Kielder Observatory in Northumberland. He regularly contributes to local radio and lectures all over the UK and internationally.
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