Wednesday January 8th at 8:00pm The UCL Observatory and its latest Developments Georgio Savini
Meetings held at: The View (Formerly Fairway Tavern) Panshanger Golf Complex Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED Tel:01707 336007
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Membership details: •£20 per year* •Non-members £3.50 first 3 meetings then annual membership subscription due pro rata for remaining meetings. •Free to under 18s and full time students. Proof of status may be required. •Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult but are not charged.
What happens at our meetings? Doors open at 7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but several club members and friends gather before this to have a drink and chat in the bar. Following welcome announcements we give you a brief tour of some highlights to look out for in the night sky. Our guest speaker will talk on the subject of the evening for about 45 - 60 minutes. This is followed by questions relating to the talk. Announcements about forthcoming events follow. You can then choose from the following activities: 1.If the weather is clear telescopes and binoculars brought by members are set up outside for some observation. Members doing so will be pleased to share their scopes with others. 2.If you need help with some equipment then now is your chance to bring it in. Others in our club will be more than willing to help you . Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a telescope bought at the charity shop for £20 as we do one costing many times more. 3.Just socialise with others - about anything! We look forward to seeing you. No need to book - just turn up.
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2019-2020 Programme
Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar Sytem beyond Neptune
October 9 2019
Martin Weston & Steve Heliczer
A basic introduction to astrophotography
November 13 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - The Next Steps - followed by our Christmas Star prize Quiz (free to enter)
January 8 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hiill and its latest developments
February 12 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - the End of an Era
March 11 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8 2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space. - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
John Thain
The Invisible Sky - gettnng started in Radio Astornomy
June 10 2020
Paul Money
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
I completed my PhD at the end of 2004 on “Modulation Techniques for CMB polarization observations” in the university of Rome “La Sapienza”. After my PhD I held two subsequent post-doc positions in Cardiff University on the integration and testing of the cold optics and detectors of the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) of the Planck satellite launched in May 2009. During the same 5 years I also designed polarisation modulators for a number of far- infrared experiments balloon and ground-based (BlastPol, Pilot, Scuba2Pol, EBEx). In 2009 I moved as a lecturer at UCL and since then I have also been working at shorter wavelengths (NIR and MIR) on material characterisation and instrument designs for a range of satellite missions. Since 2015 I took over the directorship of the University College London Observatory and enjoy the focus on research in teaching as well as the many outreach opportunities that the Observatory offers. My main experimental research interests are the design and simulation of optical elements in the Terahertz and mm-wave region, the design of systems to perform spectroscopy, polarimetry and multi- Fourier modulation in mid- and far-IR. His talk will be: A summary of recent and planned activities at UCLO. These include and are not limited to: - IoSpot (a project to observe Io torus of ionized particles), mointoring of a binary microlensing event (follow up from Gaia), - Fast period hot jupiters and a few more. I'll mention the installation of our latest new telescope, and the purchase of our spectrometer as well as the plans for future upgrades!
Download Application form Download Application form
Wednesday January 8th at 8:00pm The UCL Observatory and its latest Developments Georgio Savini
Meetings held at: The View (Formerly Fairway Tavern) Panshanger Golf Complex Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED Tel:01707 336007
Membership details: £20 per year* Non-members £3.50 first 3 meetings then annual membership subscription due pro rata for remaining meetings. Free to under 18s and full time students. Proof of status may be required. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult but are not charged.
What happens at our meetings? Doors open at 7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but several club members and friends gather before this to have a drink and chat in the bar. Following welcome announcements we give you a brief tour of some highlights to look out for in the night sky. Our guest speaker will talk on the the subject of the evening for about 45- 60 minutes. This is followed by questions relating to the talk. Announcements about forthcoming events follow. You can then choose from the following activities: 1. If the weather is clear, telecopes and binoculars are set up outside for some observation. members doing so will be pleased to share their equipment with others. 2. If you need help with some equipment then now is your chance to bring it in. Others in our club will be more than willing to help you. Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a telescopep bought at a charity shop for £20 as we do one costing many times more. 3. Just socialise with others - about anything! We look forward to seeing you. No need to book - just turn up.
Programme 2019-20
Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar Sytem beyond Neptune
October 9 2019
Martin Weston & Steve Heliczer
A basic introduction to astrophotography
November 13 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - The Next Steps - followed by our Christmas Star prize Quiz (free to enter)
January 8 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hiill and its latest developments
February 12 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - the End of an Era
March 11 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8 2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space. - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
John Thain
The Invisible Sky - gettnng started in Radio Astornomy
June 10 2020
Paul Money
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
I completed my PhD at the end of 2004 on “Modulation Techniques for CMB polarization observations” in the university of Rome “La Sapienza”. After my PhD I held two subsequent post-doc positions in Cardiff University on the integration and testing of the cold optics and detectors of the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) of the Planck satellite launched in May 2009. During the same 5 years I also designed polarisation modulators for a number of far-infrared experiments balloon and ground-based (BlastPol, Pilot, Scuba2Pol, EBEx). In 2009 I moved as a lecturer at UCL and since then I have also been working at shorter wavelengths (NIR and MIR) on material characterisation and instrument designs for a range of satellite missions. Since 2015 I took over the directorship of the University College London Observatory and enjoy the focus on research in teaching as well as the many outreach opportunities that the Observatory offers. My main experimental research interests are the design and simulation of optical elements in the Terahertz and mm-wave region, the design of systems to perform spectroscopy, polarimetry and multi-Fourier modulation in mid- and far-IR. His talk will be: A summary of recent and planned activities at UCLO. These include and are not limited to: - IoSpot (a project to observe Io torus of ionized particles), mointoring of a binary microlensing event (follow up from Gaia), - Fast period hot jupiters and a few more. I'll mention the installation of our latest new telescope, and the purchase of our spectrometer as well as the plans for future upgrades!
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