University of Birmingham Astronomical Society

ASTROSOC - Meeting Every Thursday!

Author: Bethany Cook (page 3 of 3)

Postgraduate Talk: 25 Years of Astronomy

The Shoemaker-Levy comet, dark energy, the Curiosity Mars rover and much more; join us for the highlights of the last 25 years in the world of astronomy, as recounted by postgraduate student and AstroSoc outreach officer Sean Elvidge on his 25th birthday.

Thursday 7th March, 7:30pm, Nuffield G13. Followed by observing, weather permitting, and finishing in Joe’s.

Social: Ming Moon

Fantastic Chinese all you can eat buffet, with a traditional Chinese takeaway selection, an ‘open kitchen’ where chefs who will cook food to order while you watch, live music, a bar and a chocolate fountain!On Thursday 28th February, meeting at 7:45pm at University Station, or meet us at the restaurant by 8:30pm. The cost is £13, to be paid on entry, plus train fare.

Themed Observing: Star Clusters

Talk by Paul Carter on star clusters, cosmic jewels sometimes visible to the naked eye. Followed, weather permitting, by observing focusing on the Pleiades, Hyades and other main star clusters.

If the sky isn’t clear, we’ll have a training session on how to get the best out of our telescopes- feel free to bring yours along if you have one.

Thursday 21st February, 7:30pm, Nuffield G13

Film Night: Wall-e

It’s time again for the AstroSoc film night! This time it’s touching robot romance, Wall-e, set in the distant future on a deserted Earth. A must see for all sci-fi and Disney fans!

Thursday 14th February, 7:30pm, Nuffield G13.

Followed by observing if clear, and finishing in Joe’s.

AGM and Neutron Stars: Undergraduate Talk

Come along of the 7th February to out Annual General Meeting, electing your AstroSoc committee for the coming 12 months.

Followed by a talk by Kristian Zarębski

“Neutron stars are a lesser known wonder of the astronomical miscellany. They are rapidly spinning fragments from colossal stellar explosions…”

Finishing with the traditional post-AGM curry! Dishad, Selly Oak.

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