2021/22 Talks

2021/22 Talks

We are pleased to announce that our future talks will be held in person. They will be held in the Trevithick Theatre, the School of Physics & Astronomy, Queen's Buildings North Building, 5 The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3AA.

Booking is not required, however, if you are new to the Society please drop us an email to ensure a warm welcome! We kindly ask current members to bring their membership cards or membership number.

There is no requirement to wear a mask whilst on the premises; however, you are welcome to wear one should you wish.

Further details can be sought from the Committee, they can be reached via email committee@cardiff-astronomical-society.co.uk

Our talks usually start at 7.30 p.m. and are usually 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
2nd September Exploring Astronomy through Philately Katrin Raynor-Evans
16th September Virtual Narrated Tour of the 200-inch Hale Telescope and Palomar Observatory Steven Flanders, CAL Tech
30th September Exo Rings & Exo Moons Dr Phil Sutton, Lincoln University
14th October Modelling Exoplanet Atmospheres Prof Alan Aylward, UCL
28th October Black Holes & Gravitational Waves Prof Malcolm MacCallum, Queen Mary University, London
11th November Strong interactions under extreme conditions Prof Gert Aarts, Swansea University
25th November The Perils of Time Travel Phill Wallace, CAS Chair
9th December Overview of the UK Space Agency Derek Smale, UKSA
6th January Astronomy in Antarctica Professor Michael Burton. Director of the Armagh Observatory & Planetarium
20th January How I measured the orbit of Mars Dr Jane Clark, CAS
3rd February Space Law Greg Titley, CAS Secretary
17th February Infra Red Astronomy Dr Eric Dunford
3rd March Why are there no Green Stars? Paul Money, Reviews Editor, the BBC Sky at Night Magazine
17th March The Cassini Mission to Saturn Prof Carl Murray, Queen Mary, University of London
31st March Prospero & the Black Arrow Rocket Doug Millard, Deputy Keeper, Technologies & Engineering, The Science Museum
14th April Stellar Explosions Maxime Deckers, Trinity College, Dublin
28th April AGM
12th May Three Short Talks
26th May Noctilucent Clouds Sandra Brantingham, Section Director, British Astronomical Association
9th June Antikythera Mechanism Prof Mike Edmunds, Cardiff University & President of the Royal Astronomical Society
23rd June Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Historical & Current Perspectives Alan Foster, Cardiff Astronomical Society
7th July Stars: How they Live and Die Phill Wallace FRAS, CAS Chair