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Astronomical Society

Programme of Lectures 2021/2022

Monday 13th September 2021    

‘My Favourite Dishes’ (Radio Astronomy)

by Rod Hine MA (cantab) MIEE MBCS


Monday 11th October 2021    

‘Why are there no green stars?’

by Paul Money FRAS FBIS      (Paul appeared via Zoom, but at our usual venue)

Monday 8th November 2021   

‘The Stellar Origins of the Chemical Elements’

by Kate Womak MSc  (University of Hull)

Monday 13th December 2021   

‘Colonising Mars: Fact or fiction?’

by Prof. Brad Gibson (Director of the EA Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull)

Monday 10th January 2022   

‘Is There Life on Mars (Or Anywhere Else)? An Introduction to Astrochemistry’

by Thomas Cross (PhD student, University of Hull)

Monday 14th February 2022   

‘Solar System Leftovers - Part 2’

by Tim Old (HERAS/BLAS member)

Monday 14th March 2022   Changed speaker & start time - Open 7:30 for 8pm start

‘Star Formation’

By Prof. Stuart Lumsden, University of Leeds

Monday 11th April 2022              (Easter Monday is 18th April)  

‘Comets and Asteroids, The Orionids and the Geminids Story’

by Ray Taylor (HERAS member)

Monday   9th May 2022           Change of speaker

Dr Benoit was unfortunately ill so tonight’s speaker is Brian Davies, HERAS member, speaking on: ‘Stepping Outside The Human Scale - getting a handle on the true scale of the Universe Around Us’

Monday 13th June 2022            Re-scheduled speaker (from May 9th!)

‘Ocean Worlds - Could There Be Life Under The Ice?’

by Dr David M. Benoit, MRSC FHEA FRAS Senior Lecturer in Molecular Physics and Astrochemistry,  E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics.

Our Annual General Meeting will take place over Zoom at a later date

All lectures take place at the Civic Centre in Cottingham.   

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We meet in the room above the main hall: there is a lift.

Same entrance as the main hall, and doors open 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

Important - Arrangements for 2021/2022

We restarted face-to-face meetings in September. Please keep an eye on this page for the latest information. We will set up the room in accordance with the guidance at the time, and put a notice here about how we are making sure the meetings are Covid safe. Hand sanitiser is provided. Masks are optional.

However, in the light of possible ongoing problems with the Corona virus, we are (hopefully!) able to provide the new season’s lecture series via the Zoom web platform if necessary, as we did last year.

In that case, meetings will move to 8pm and login would available from 7:45pm onwards, to enable new users of Zoom time to solve any problems :-)  If you are still unfamiliar with Zoom, help is available from Brian or Helen. Just email the secretary and we will get back to you. Zoom is free and not too difficult (honest!). In that case, an email invitation will be sent each month to members on our current mailing list, containing a link to the forthcoming meeting. Just click the link in the email!

If you wish to be added to (or removed from) the mailing list, or need help, please email the secretary. (←← click here)