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Elements of Astrophysics course

Elements of Astrophysics course

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Main, News | 0 comments

On Monday 15th December six students completed the ‘Elements of Astrophysics’, and as it was the end of the course they received there certificates of merit. It was a five week interest course covering the main subjects of:- 1. Nuclear and atomic physics – power source  of the stars. 2. Quantum physics – atomic spectra, messages...

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Christmas Presentation 2014

Christmas Presentation 2014

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Main, News | 0 comments

Paul presented two lectures last night at the December society meeting. The first was on overview of the night Sky for the next three months, includng the major constelations of Orion and Taurus.. The second lecture was on the theories about the star of Bethlehem. Was it a Supernova, a comet or a conjunction of planets and Stars ? A big that you to all who...

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The Herschel family – November Society Meeting 2014

The Herschel family – November Society Meeting 2014

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Dr Emily Winterburn from the University of Leeds Museum, gave a presentation at the November society meeting on the famous Herschel Family. After completing her University studies. Dr Winterburn began work In 1998 as Curator of Astronomy at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich (part of the National Maritime Museum). In 2009 she was appointed her present post...

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