2022/23 Talks


Parking at the University is now chargeable. All spaces inside the crash barrier must be paid for using the RingGo app using a smartphone. Parking charges always apply. The provider uses ANPR to enforce the regime. If you park here and obtain a fine, the society cannot intervene.

We would recommend parking on the public highway. The bays along The Parade up to the junction with West Grove are operated by Cardiff Council. Charging does not apply after 18:00. There is additional parking along The Parade heading towards City Road. Again, parking charges do not apply. Alternatively, the University is well served by local & regional bus services. Cardiff Queen Street rail station is a short walk away. Any questions please contact our secretary, Greg Titley via secretary@cardiff-astronomical-society.co.uk

2022/23 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
1st September The First Images from the James Webb Telescope Dr Rhys Morris, University of Bristol
15th September Gravitational Waves: Hear from the Experts. Joint event with the School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University and Cardiff Astronomical Society
29th September Astrochemistry Prof Nigel Mason, University of Kent
13th October The Venus Hypothesis Dr Annabel Cartwright, Cardiff University
27th October Tycho Brahe Dr Jane Clark, Observatory manager, Cardiff Astronomical Society
10th November Cold Dark Matter. Is it cold, is it dark and is it matter Dr Julian Onions, University of Nottingham
24th November How the Universe will end Prof Brad Gibson, University of Hull
8th December Apollo 17 & beyond Phill Wallace FRAS BSc & Greg Titley LLB, Cardiff Astronomical Chair & Secretary
22nd December Star of Bethlehem Martin Griffith, Dark Skies Wales
5th January Elevators into space Phill Wallace FRAS BSc, Chair Cardiff Astronomical Society
19th January Optical Interferometry Dr Daniel Mortimer, Exeter University
2nd February Exoplanet atmospheres & imagery from the James Webb space telescope Dr Hannah Wakeford, University of Bristol
16th February Urban Astrophotography Lee Pullen
2nd March JUICE & the interest in the icy Moons of Jupiter Prof David Southwood, Imperial College London
16th March Photographing Galaxies, My Learning Journey Dr Jane Clark, Observatory manager, Cardiff Astronomical Society
30th March Molecules in Sunspots Dr Maire Gorman, University of Bristol
13th April Large Magellanic Cloud Dr Jane Clark, Observatory manager, Cardiff Astronomical Society
27th April AGM
11th May Project Orion Phill Wallace FRAS BSc, Chair Cardiff Astronomical Society
25th May Three Short Talks Members of the society give a short presentation on any aspect of astronomy
8th June Extreme Stellar Environments Dr Vivien Raymond, Cardiff University
22nd June Lunar Flashes Dr Tony Cook, Aberystwyth University
6th July To be run in collaboration with NAM See Home Page for Details