2019/20 Talks

Our talks start at 7.30 p.m. and are hosted by the School of Physics and Astronomy at:

Cardiff University
Queen's Buildings
The Parade
CF24 3AA

All attendees are kindly invited to sign the visitors' book upon arrival!

Date Description Speaker
5th September Comets - Ghostly Wanderers in Space Ian Ridpath - Author and Writer of Astronomical Topics
19th September From the Dendera Zodiac to Ptolemy's Almagest; Three Millennia of Astronomical History Dr Allan Chapman - University of Oxford
3rd October The Influence of Music on Astronomy Peter Williamson - Solarsphere
17th October Grey Mars; The World Beneath the Red Dust Lucy Kissick. PhD student - University of Oxford
31st October It's a Big Bang Universe; The Discovery of the Cosmic Background Radiation Prof Ian Robson - Royal Observatory Edinburgh
14th November Britain's Best Top Ten Astronomers Ever! Prof David Hughes - University of Sheffield
28th November The Silver-On-Glass Revolution Rob Marriot - Instrumentation Consultant
12th December ISM (Dust and Gas) in Nearby Galaxies Dr Matthew Smith - Cardiff University
9th January Astronomy in an Age of Revolutions; The Foundation and Founders of the Royal Astronomical Society 1820 Prof Mike Edmunds - Cardiff University
23rd January Potential for Life on the Moons of the Solar System Martin Griffiths - Dark Sky Wales
6th February Detecting the Invisible Universe Amber Hornsby - Cardiff University
20th February 'Oumuamua'; An Interstellar Object Dr Michele Bannister - Queen's University, Belfast
5th March Gravitational Waves Prof Fay Dowker - Imperial College London
19th March The Crowd and the Cosmos Prof Chris Lintott - University of Oxford
2nd April Space Weather and Plasmas; Modern Views of Heliospheric Research Dr Claire Foullon - University of Exeter
16th April Isaac Newton and How he Demonstrated the Laws of Gravity Dr Jane Clark - Cardiff Astronomical Society
30th April Annual General Meeting
14th May A Universe from Scratch Dr Julian Onions - University of Nottingham: School of Physics and Astronomy
28th May Stones, Stars and the Sky; Archaeoastronomy and the Role of the Heavens in our Lives Simon Perks - Bristol Astronomical Society / Science Writer on Archeoastronomy
11th June Surviving Armageddon Phill Wallace - Cardiff Astronomical Society
25th June Ice Giants; The Hottest Places we should be Visiting Osnat Katz - Society for Popular Astronomy
9th July When Galaxies Collide Dr Megan Argo - University of Central Lancashire