Are you looking forward to Stargazing Live on BBC Two? Fancy trying it out for yourself? Come join us at events across the SEPnet region!
Thursday 16 March 2017 – Royal Holloway
18:30 – 19:30, RHUL, Egham.
Tickets are free.
On the occasion of BBC Stargazing Live and British Science Week, Professor Stewart Boogert, Royal Holloway Physicist, talks about his journey from being an amateur astronomer towards making complex measurements with the Royal Holloway teaching telescope. The talk will cover the faintest, furthest, biggest, coldest things which can be observed, or even measured with a small telescope.
Weather permitting, after the lecture Professor Boogert and his students will make real time observations with the telescope and discuss the observable night sky in spring.
An evening of stargazing, space activities, physics and astronomy talks.
Join physicists and astrophysicists from the University of Surrey, amateur astronomers from the Guildford Astronomical Group, and many more at this free event, exploring astronomy through space and time. During the event you will have the opportunity to take a look through a telescope, and find out more about our Universe.
Short talks will be given throughout the night on topics within stargazing, astronomy and space. There will be a range of activities to suit all ages, with plenty to do and see whether it’s clear or cloudy!
Friday 31 March 2017 – Hertfordshire
18:00 – 21:30, Bayfordbury Observatory
Tickets are already sold out sadly!
At this open evening, you will get to meet researchers who are investigating everything from the nature of brown dwarfs, the mysteries of star birth and our understanding of Dark Matter. It’s also stargazing live! So join us also for guided tours of the largest teaching observatory in the UK, make your own comet and see why we use infrared light to look into space. As a special treat, we will be breaking out our new 100 seater outdoor planetarium, the largest inflatable planetarium in the UK, for a whole host of 45-minute talks about the wonders of the Universe
Tuesday 4 April 2017 – Queen Mary
18:00 – 21:00, QMUL, Mile End, London
April is Global Astronomy Month; so join Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy for an evening of astronomical entertainment!
All welcome and family-friendly! Come and enjoy public talks about some of the research being carried out by astronomers in Queen Mary, exhibits outlining aspects of how we study the Universe, comet making demonstrations and (weather permitting) stargazing on the lawn.