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June 2021

Monsters in the Dark by Dr Matt Bothwell

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tonight's talk will be given by Dr Matt Bothwell. Matt is our new Honorary President so this is a great opportunity to 'meet' him - well, as much as Zoom allows!   Giant elliptical galaxies are by far the biggest and rarest galaxies in the modern Universe. But how do they form? When astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to examine the formation of galaxies, peering back billions of years, there didn’t seem to be anything big enough to produce an…

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July 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – The James Webb Space Telescope TBC

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

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

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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