After the AGM the week before, AstroSoc welcomed their new commitee. To celebrate, we watched the film ‘Paul’ – aliens and conspiracy theories and comedy! The next week we were enthralled by a talk entitled ‘The Universe with Superman Vision’, by Nathan Adams. ‘An exploration in the gruesome history of X-rays, The development of X-Ray astronomy and a look at some the most exotic X-Ray producing objects in the universe’.
A Tea, Talk & Telescope followed, with a talk on ‘Ashes to Ashes: We are all Star People’ by Prof. Martin Freer, head of the School of Physics and Astronomy. He talked about the processes that defined the early universe, and how nuclear fusion came about to power the stars today. We are, after all, made of stardust!