Society Lecture – Stars: Birth, Life and Death – Norman Walker

April 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Willingdon Memorial Hall

SOCIETY LECTURE – Stars: Birth, Life and Death – Norman Walker


An introduction to the formation, life-time and expiry of stars. How and why do they form? What changes happen to them over their life-time? What is their life-time? How do they expire – with a whimper or a Bang!


Norman is of course one of our Societies professional astronomers. Working for the RGO at Herstmonceux, and in the Sierra Nevada, where he undertook observing, on and off, for 2 years at 8,600ft. He did some spectroscopy but is better known for his work on photometry, which has been published many times. Since then, he has built and/or designed various large private observatories, and has recommissioned old telescopes. He is a member of the Vincent motorcycle club and undertakes engineering design and build of upgrades for them. He also owns a small(ish) boat which he sails in the Med.

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