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May 2021

History of Astronomy – The Northern Lights: A historical perspective, by Tom Kerss – ONLINE

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Northern Lights

Every (pandemic-free) year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to arctic climes with the goal of witnessing the Northern Lights. It is a verified 'must see' natural wonder, which has cemented itself on every major bucket list. Many mysteries remain about the behaviour of auroras, but the major facts about their formation have been established. Yet, none of their magic has been eroded. A playful display of the Northern Lights remains an overwhelmingly wonderful sight, even for seasoned aurora-chasers. It is…

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Stellar Encounters: Planetarium show with an ROG astronomer – ONLINE

May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Stellar Encounters

Join us for Stellar Encounters, a live online planetarium show presented by an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Our Sun is just one of the billions of stars that make up our galaxy. But are all those other points of light in our sky the same as our own, perhaps even with systems of planets around them? Explore the space beyond our solar system and learn all about the lives of stars, from birth all the way through to…

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June 2021

Talk by particle physicist Don Lincoln, in partnership with Havering AS – ONLINE

June 2 @ 7:30 pm
Don Lincoln

We are delighted that we are working with Havering Astronomical Society to present a talk by renowned particle physicist Prof Don Lincoln.Prof Lincoln is an American physicist, author, host of the YouTube channel Fermilab, and science communicator. He conducts research in particle physics at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and is an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame. He received a PhD in experimental particle physics from Rice University in 1994. In 1995, he was a co-discoverer…

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Talk by Stuart Clark – ONLINE

June 7 @ 7:15 pm
Stuart Clark

Save the date for what will be a fascinating talk by Stuart Clark, astronomy journalist and writer, and author of Beneath the Night, published in October 2020. Further details will be available shortly, and an email will be sent to members nearer the date with a link to register for this event.

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