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The next blink of a cosmic eye: Astronomy in the next 200 years, By Dr Megan Argo – Location/online : to be confirmed

December 6, 2021 @ 7:15 pm

In 2020 the Royal Astronomical Society celebrated its 200th anniversary.  From the first meeting, when fourteen gentlemen sat down to dinner at the Freemason’s Tavern in London in January 1820, the Society has grown to a diverse membership of more than 4000 geophysicists and astronomers, both amateur and professional.  Astronomy has come a long way in that time, and our understanding of the Universe has changed fundamentally.  What didn’t we know 200 years ago?  Where is astronomy going next?  Join Megan for a look at some exciting upcoming telescopes and future space missions, and some predictions for what we might discover in the next 200 years.

Dr Megan Argo is Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics at the University of Central Lancashire, a science communicator and professional astrophysicist studying galaxies in the nearby universe with radio telescopes. She is a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the Institute of Physics, president of Shropshire Astronomical Society, and an honorary member of Macclesfield Astronomical Society

Megan has worked as a scientist in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands, and has observed with some of the best radio telescopes around the world. Her passion for sharing the wonders of the universe with children of all ages has taken her from northern Scotland to outback Western Australia, via rural India, the mountains of Columbia, and cosmopolitan South Africa. Megan regularly pops up on the BBC to talk about astronomy and space news stories.

Megan is also passionate about our planet and how we can move to net zero and make our civilisation sustainable. When not doing or teaching astronomy Megan is a member of Girl guiding, an amateur radio operator (2E0NMJ), a samba drummer, and can often be found flying kites, hiking, climbing, swimming, cycling or running (not all at the same time).

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