This Saturday we’re hosting a Jupiter watch day between 2pm – 5pm.
This will be open to the public with activities and workshops for all ages; so feel free to join us.
Workshops will be running throughout the day as well as scheduled talks. All the talks will take place in the Large Lecture theatre in the Poynting Physics Building.
The day will be followed by observing in the evening (weather permitting).
February 26th 2014 (Tickets are required)
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Tomorrow we’re looking forwards to taking part in Astronomy in the City! If you’re attending, please make sure you’re aware of the events taking place throughout the evening. We look forwards to seeing you there!
6:00pm Welcome and introduction to the University of Birmingham Observatory
6:15pm What’s up? Exploring March’s night sky
6:30pm Future Human Space Exploration of Mars
6:40pm Why? How? Ask our experts your astronomical questions
7:00pm Break for Refreshments
There are more details on the UoB Astrophysics website, here
We’re going back to Ming Moon Chinese restaurant to see if we can tackle the all you can eat buffet. Will we be successful?
This is a social event available to members only; because of this there is no meeting or observing on the 27/2/14
This week we’re looking forwards to themed observing of the planets.
So join us in Nuffield G13 at 7:30pm this Thursday to learn about some of the brightest objects in the night sky and found out how to observe them. Afterwards, weather permitting, there will be observing with the society telescopes and as always a social drink in Joes to finish the night!
This week we have got a host of small talks from each of our new committee members on their favourite object in the night sky. At the end of these we will be asking you to vote on your favourite of the objects that have been discussed with the aim that the society will make an effort to observe the most popular choices over the coming months (if possible).
So join us in Nuffield G13 at 7:30pm this Thursday to get your chance at picking the future observations for the society and learning some fun facts along the way. Afterwards, weather permitting, there will be observing with the society telescopes and as always a social drink in Joes to finish the night!
Thank you to everyone one who came to our AGM tonight, and congratulations to our new committee:
Chair: Paul Carter
Secretary: Kristian Zarebski
Treasurer: Bethany Cook
Events: James Delaney
Outreach: Callum Bellhouse
Equipment: Nathan Adams
Publicity: Sophie Meredith
Patron: Sean Elvidge
‘A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track–again?’
This term’s film is the 80s space comedy, Airplane II. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the first one, this one’s exactly the same- only in space!
Nuffield G13, 7:30pm, Thursday 6th February 2014. Followed by observing, weather permitting, and finishing in Joe’s.
Come along if you’re interested in being on the AstroSoc committee 2014, or would like to have a say in who is on it, and any possible amendments to our constitution. Followed by curry, most likely at Dilshad, Selly Oak.
Full details of committee positions and our constitution can be found in the ‘About Us’ section. Nuffield G13, 17:00, WEDNESDAY 5th February 2013.
Our Tea Talk and Telescope series continues on Thursday 23rd January 2014, in Poynting Large Lecture Theatre at 7:30pm.
‘Astrobiology’ is a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is ‘life’ and how did it emerge on our own world? What are the most extreme conditions terrestrial life can tolerate? And where in the cosmos might we reasonably expect to find ET?
Join Dr. Lewis Dartnell on a tour of the other planets and moons in our solar system which may harbour life, and even further afield to alien worlds we’ve discovered orbiting distant stars, to explore one of the greatest questions ever asked: are we alone…?
Tea and coffee served in the Poynting Coffee Lounge from 7:00pm. Followed by observing, weather permitting.
We’ll be catching up on the astronomy news from over Christmas, and then going onto the roof of the Poynting building for some observing or, if the weather is unfavourable, holding a telescope workshop. Finishing in Joe’s.
This week’s meeting is in the LEARNING CENTRE UG06, 7.30pm, Thursday 16th January 2014.