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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Mega-Constellations and Space Debris – What future for ground based Astronomy?

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Prof Don Pollaco Dept of Physics, Univ of Warwick) will give tonight’s talk. Here we look at the prospects for ground based astronomy in the new era of satellite mega constellations. The shear number of satellites and launches is expected to exponentially increase over the next few years.  Not only will this impact on our view of the universe but it will also dramatically increase the amount of space debris bringing forward the prospects for a Kessler event. In this talk we will examine the likely technical problems that this many satellites will inflict on optical astronomy as well as ways to mitigate the worse of these effects.

There will be a short break and an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen.

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Non members wishing to join the meeting may do so, for one event, free of charge. If you’d like to join the Zoom meetings regularly you would need to join the society.

If you would like to join the meeting please contact us via email.


January 26
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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