British Astronomical Association One Day Meeting: 'Galaxies'
Venue: Sweyne Park School | City: Rayleigh, United Kingdom
This meeting has galaxies as its theme and is organised by the British Astronomical Association (BAA) in conjunction with the Castle Point Astronomy Club. At the time of year with most galaxies on view in the northern hemisphere skies, talks will lead you through observing galaxies with amateur equipment to current professional research in astrophysics by the experts in their field. It will also include a look back into the rich history of galaxy discovery. Speakers have been brought together, one from across the Atlantic, to provide an enlightening day on this fascinating subject.
Speakers for the day will be:
- Dr Olivia Keenan: The Missing Satellite Problem – Where are all the Galaxies?
- Stewart Moore: Galaxies: A Brief History of Discovery
- Prof Richard Ellis: Let There Be Light: The Quest for "Cosmic Dawn"
- Prof Chris Impey, Arizona, USA: Einstein's Monsters: Black Holes at the Heart of Galaxies
- Owen Brazell: Observing Galaxy Clusters
Doors open at 10:00 and the meeting will close at approximately 18:00.
The cost including tea and coffee for registration and afternoon tea is £5 for BAA/CPAC and affiliated society members, £8 for non-members and £2 for accompanied under 16s.
An optional buffet lunch is available for £8 if booked in advance.
Full details can be found on the BAA website www.britastro.org/Rayleigh2019. Book online or call the BAA Office on 0207 734 4145.
Retailers attending will be BAA Sales, Dew Control & W&W Astro
- Saturday, 27 April 2019 10:00 - 18:00