Public Talks

Monthly Talks on Astronomical Topics of Interest

Monthly Public Talks

Our popular monthly talks are for members and the public to learn about some aspects of astronomy. These talks are aimed at ‘middle of the road’ level so the talk will appeal to members of the public with no prior knowledge, newcomers as well as those who have been interested in the subject for a number of years.

Topics from imaging the night sky, through to Cosmology, we invite speakers from all over the UK and the World.

We make a small charge on the door of £3.00 to cover our expenses. Unless otherwise stated, there is no need to book, simply turn up on the evening.

Our local venue:

Clanfield Memorial Hall,
South Lane,

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All talks start at 7:45pm unless otherwise stated

Friday, 11th September 2020

Hunting Outbursting Young Stars

A talk by Dr Dirk Froebrich

Cost: £3 for non-members

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this lecture will be delivered via Zoom



The HOYS citizen science project works with amateur astronomers on
long-term photometric monitoring of young stellar clusters to find
outbursting and other interesting objects for detailed follow up as well
as the study of star and planet formation processes.

Dirk will give a brief overview how stars and planets are forming, introduce the HOYS project
and show some of our results.

Friday, 11th December 2020

The Antikythera Mechanism

A talk by John Lancashire

Cost: £3 for non-members

Due to Covid restrictions, this talk will be held via Zoom.

In 1901, a group of Greek sponge divers retrieved this device, an ancient Greek analogue computer, from a wreck just off the island of Antikythera. John will speak about this .