2023/24 Talks


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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.

2023/24 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 let us know when you arrive so we can give you 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.

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
7th September Hoaxes, Myths and Lies: Conspiracy Theories and their Dangers Phill Wallace, CAS Chair
21st September Helioseismology Prof Yvonne Elsworth, Birmingham University
5th October Astronomy In The Classroom Emma Wride, AstroCymru
19th October Star Warps: Neutron Stars in Gravitational Wave Astronomy Natalie Williams, Birmingham University
2nd November The UK & Global Meteor Networks and the contribution of CAS Edward Cooper, CAS
16th November The largest cosmic explosion, AT2021lwx Dr Phillip Wiseman, Southampton University
30th November Tracking the Moons of the Solar System Dr Jane Clark CAS Observatory Manager
14th December TBA TBA
4th January White Dwarf Pulsars Dr Ingrid Pelisoli, University of Warwick
18th January The temperature of Neptune Dr Mike Roman, University of Leicester
1st February Galaxy Season; Why there is one and what to see Dr Jane Clark, CAS Observatory Manager
15th February Astrophotography from Cornwall Phil Brotherwood, Chair, Kernow Astronomers
29th February Criminals in Astronomy Professor Mike Disney
14th March ExoPlanet detection Dr Annelies Mortier, Birmingham University
28th March The 50 Greatest Astronomical Images Ever Prof Mike Edmunds, Cardiff University, President of the RAS
11th April The Dark Universe's Secrets Prof Adam Amara, Portsmouth University
25th April AGM
9th May Gravitational Waves an update Prof Patrick Sutton, Cardiff University
23rd May Three Short Talks Members of the society give a short presentation on any aspect of astronomy
6th June Cosmic Dust Dr Jenifer Millard, Cardiff University
20th June Brown Dwarfs TBC, CAS
4th July Erwin Finlay-Freundlich FRSE FRAS Mike Frost, BAA