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October 2021

Radio astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array, by Dr Jeff Wagg – Location/online: to be confirmed

October 11 @ 7:15 pm
Dr Jeff Wagg

Jeff Wagg will describe the status of the ongoing SKA design work and present an overview of some of the questions that the SKA will help to answer. Jeff is an astronomer at the Square Kilometre Array Organisation in Jodrell Bank, UK. Originally from Canada, he studied astronomy in Victoria, Puebla, Mexico and Boston, USA. He has worked at observatories in Hawaii, New Mexico and in the North of Chile. Outside of the office, he enjoys scuba diving, hiking and…

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November 2021

Talk by Dr Simon Steel – Location/online: to be confirmed

November 15 @ 7:15 pm

Save the date for what promises to be a great talk by Dr Simon Steel, Senior Director of Education and Outreach at the SETI Institute. More details will follow shorty, and an email will be sent to members nearer the date with a link to register for this event.

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History of Astronomy – A History of Women in Astronomy, by Mary McIntyre – ONLINE

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
History of Women in Astronomy

Historically, astronomy has been very male-dominated. Throughout history there have been a number of trail-blazing women, such as Caroline Herschel, who worked to change that. Caroline is often referred to as the first female astronomer, but this this isn’t correct. She was the first female ever to be paid for working in science and that paved the way for many other women to follow suit. However, there were countless less well-known women who were working as astronomers long before Caroline…

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