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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903
 
 

 Public Lectures :

Our public lectures are held in the John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street,  Manchester, in Room C0.14 (on the ground floor). If using SatNav, please use M1 5GE or M1 5GH to find the main entrance/car park of the John Dalton Building, not M15 6BH. The lectures are FREE to attend and all are welcome. Lectures start at 19.30 and finish by 21.00. Click here for more location information.

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 Lectures and AGM for 2017 - 2018 :

19th October 2017 - Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture - Dr Rhian Jones - University of Manchester - UK Meteorites

Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture
Dr Rhian Jones - University of Manchester

UK Meteorites

Synopsis  Rhian Jones  Chondrite

 Click on the leaflet shown above for an enlarged image

16th November 2017 - Prof Clive Tadhunter - Sheffield University - Looking back in time with the Hubble Space Telescope

Prof Clive Tadhunter - Sheffield University

- Looking back in time with the Hubble Space Telescope

Flyer  Prof Tadhunter  Hubble

Understanding how galaxies evolve

Understanding how galaxies evolve is one of the most active fields of modern astrophysics. I will show how the Hubble Space Telescope -- which can be used as a time machine to look back at galaxies in the distant past -- has transformed our knowledge of galaxy evolution. I will also show how the supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies play a key role in the transformation of galaxies over cosmic time, and discuss the likely fate of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Click on the flyer above for details of a Hubble Images Exhibition at the John Dalton Building on 16th & 17th November,
in conjunction with this lecture

14th December 2017 - Presidential Lecture held in the Godlee Observatory - MEMBERS ONLY TONIGHT

Presidential Lecture held in the Godlee Observatory

MEMBERS ONLY TONIGHT

Ancient Constellations

Ancient Constellation

"Followed by 'Bring and Share' Christmas Buffet"

18th January 2018 - Dr David Whitehouse - Scientist, Writer & Broadcaster - Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Dr David Whitehouse - Scientist, Writer & Broadcaster

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Dr David Whitehouse

15th February 2018 - Prof Ian Morison - University of Manchester - The Art of Astrophotography

Prof Ian Morison - University of Manchester

The Art of Astrophotography
Ian Morison

15th March 2018 - Dr Jacco van Loon - Reader in Astrophysics, Keele University; Director of Keele Observatory - Stellar Ecology

Dr Jacco van Loon, Reader in Astrophysics, Keele University; Director of Keele Observatory

Stellar Ecology

Jacco van Loon

19th April 2018 - Annual General Meeting - MEMBERS ONLY TONIGHT
Annual General Meeting -

MEMBERS ONLY TONIGHT

The Annual General meeting will be held in the Godlee Observatory, commencing at 19.45 hours

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

The 2018 - 2019 Public Lecture season opens on 18th October 2018

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