Lectures 3


The Society Lectures at Willingdon Memorial Hall are generally presentations by highly regarded professional astronomers and astrophysicists – from across the UK and further afield. The lectures are at a level most people can understand and rarely contain any mathematics! The Library is also on display and is open to members for the borrowing and returning of books. Coffee and biscuits are available for a small fee – proceeds to the society.

Location: Willingdon Memorial Hall, Church Street, Willingdon, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 9HT

 

Dec
11
Sat
2021
Society Lecture – Quark Stars and Strange Matter – Paul Fellows MA Dcs FIET FRAS @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – Quark Stars and Strange Matter – Paul Fellows MA Dcs FIET FRAS

Synopsis: A talk about the intriguing possibility that there are intermediate forms of collapsed star that are more dense than neutron stars, and lie between these and black holes in the stellar zoo. Paul presents the astrophysics of neutron stars in a non-mathematical, but still accurate manner, and then relates this to the possibility that quark matter may form and be in some cases preferred to neutron matter – and then the tentative evidence for the recent discoveries of such “Quark Stars”.

Biography: Having built his first telescope aged 14 and experiencing the “wow” moment of seeing the rings of Saturn for the first time, he has been stargazing for some 40 years and has his own private observatory where he images the sky, taking pictures of galaxies, clusters, nebulae and planets. Many of his own images will appear in his talks.

Paul co-presents the public observing evenings at the University of Cambridge, leading the live outdoor shows every week or giving indoor presentations when the clouds roll in! Either way these attract audiences of 200+ on a regular basis and are aimed to appeal to people of all levels from the complete beginner who wants to know where to start, yet hopefully adding something even for the more knowledgeable.

He is also a regular speaker on board Queen Mary 2 for Cunard Line.

Paul holds a Master’s degree in natural sciences and a post-graduate degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and chairman of the Cambridge Astronomical Association.

Jan
8
Sat
2022
Society Lecture – Members Presentations @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – MEMBERS PRESENTATIONS

This is our annual ‘members night’, where we hear a few short presentations by our own members. Normally very enlightening.

Feb
5
Sat
2022
Society Lecture – TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – TBA

Mar
5
Sat
2022
Society Lecture – TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – TBA

Apr
2
Sat
2022
Society Lecture – TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – TBA

May
7
Sat
2022
Society Lecture – TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – TBA

Jun
4
Sat
2022
Society Lecture – TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – TBA

Jul
2
Sat
2022
Society Lecture – TBA @ Willingdon Memorial Hall
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

SOCIETY LECTURE – TBA


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3 thoughts on “Lectures

  • Melanie Davies

    I’d like to attend some of your lectures and wanted to know what you charge for tickets, and if they are available in advance?

    Also, as a space science communicator, I give talks and lectures myself. I can see that your lecture diary is full for the 2015/6, but wondered if you were looking for speakers to give informal talks at your observing events.

    Regards,

    Melanie

    • Terry Webb

      Hi Melanie,

      Sorry only just seen your post. Our meetings are not ticketed and are free for non-members as a try before you buy/join! Although it would be nice to provide a small donation towards costs. Annual membership is only £15 for adults!

      I will bring your offer of speaking to the committee.

      Thanks

      Terry Webb

  • John Shacklock

    Message from member John Shacklock
    Like most members currently under house arrest I cannot attend any meetings at the Memorial Hall for the foreseeable future. I was expecting to see a message on this website that forthcoming lectures are cancelled or postponed. I would be be disappointed but not surprised. Best wishes to the Committee. john