Scheduled Discussion Topics

Please note the talks start at slightly different times because they vary in length and the aim is to finish them around 9.30pm, so they will start promptly. Arrive early if you want to settle down and listen to them with a cup of tea or coffee.

An Introduction to Deep Space DSLR Astrophotography

21st June 2022 20:45

This talk is suitable for all members who would like to know how deep space images are produced. It is an introduction to DSLR deep space astrophotography. We look at the equipment, planning, data acquisition, calibration and processing. The talk is about 75 minutes long, it will start at 8.15pm and there will be a refreshment break mid-way through.

Speakers: Astronomy Club Members

Cosmology

5th July 2022 20:45

The universe began 13.8 billion years ago with the Big Bang and has been expanding ever since. We explore how light from distant galaxies reaches us, the difference between dark matter and dark energy and ask how the universe might end. The talk is about 45 minutes long. If you would like refreshments beforehand arrive about 8.30 pm.

Speakers: Peter Langford