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April 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet.

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Tonight's talk will be given by Dr Simon Cuthbert of the University of Glasgow. Mercury has been recognised as a “wanderer” of the night sky since Babylonian times, but its proximity to the Sun has made it a difficult body to study. The situation has changed dramatically since the recent MESSENGER mission, which has revealed a fascinating and distinctive member of the family of terrestrial planets. This presentation will explore current knowledge about this rather uncelebrated planet and consider how…

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May 2021

Astrophotography Meeting

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Tonight we have an astrophotography meeting starting at 1930. This is a Zoom meeting.

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – The Parker Solar Probe, touching the face of the Sun

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Tonight's talk will be given by Keith Townsend. Launched on 12th August 2018, this adventurous probe will complete many firsts during the next seven years. It will become the fastest man-made object at around 432,000 miles per hour, it will fly closer to the sun than any other object, passing less than four million miles from the surface and it will be the first to physically encounter the sun's corona. There will be a brak following the talk and then…

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July 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – The James Webb Space Telescope TBC

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Tonight's talk will be given by Dr Stephen Wilkins, Reader in Astronomy at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at the University of Sussex, STFC Leadership in Public Engagement Fellow, Head of Astronomy  and the Director of Outreach and Public Engagement (DOPE) for MPS.  He has lectured extensively on the upcoming joint NASA, ESA, and Canadian Space Agency Webb Telescope.  The JWST should launch on 31Oct21 and has a great deal of expectations resting on it's success! Following…

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November 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – Time in Einsteins Universe

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
tbc

Tonight's talk will be given by Colin Stuart. It can be wasted and killed. Spent and saved. Kept and lost. Time is one of life's most perplexing mysteries. In the century since Einstein turned our ideas about time upside down, we know more about it than we ever have, but big questions remain. Can you go back and kill Hitler? What happens to time inside a black hole? Does time even really exist? Find out our latest thinking in this…

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