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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903
 
 

 Public Lectures :

Our FREE Public Lectures are normally held in the 'John Dalton Building', Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street,  Manchester, in Room C0.14 (located on the ground floor). If using SatNav, please use M1 5GE (Chester Street) to find the car park, or M1 5QS (Zouk Restaurant, Chester Street) to find the main entrance of the John Dalton Building which is almost opposite Zouk, further along Chester Street. DO NOT USE M15 6BH - this will NOT take you to the John Dalton Building. 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.

Please note that the information given on this page is provided on a "best information available" basis and advertised talks/speakers may be subject to change at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.

Major reconstruction/refurbishment of the John Dalton Building has affected our lecture programme ....
For the time being, ALL our lectures will be conducted using ZOOM video-conferencing. We will advise you should "normal service" resume at a later date.

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 Lectures and AGM for 2021 - 2022 :

21st October 2021 (Kopal Memorial Lecture) Prof. Philippa Browning, Univ. of Manchester, Jodrell Bank - "Solar Flares - the most powerful explosions in the Solar System"

Professor Philippa Browning - University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank

Solar Flares - the most powerful explosions in the Solar System

Solar Flare

Quote: A central theme of our research is modelling the nature and effects of magnetic reconnection in the solar atmosphere. Magnetic reconnection is a process of fundamental importance in astrophysics, with relevance ranging from galactic magnetic fields, to stellar and solar activity, to planetary magnetospheres, as well as in magnetically-confined fusion plasmas. Reconnection restructures magnetic fields and provides an efficient means for converting magnetic energy into thermal energy and particle kinetic energy – thus, it plays a central role in solar flares and coronal heating.

Lecture will be conducted by video link - start at 19:30 Thursday October 21st

This will be the first of our Monthly Public Lectures, in conjunction with Prof. Philippa Browning, commencing at 19.30. (No Waiting Room). All attendances will be recorded and annexed to the MAS lecture attendances register that was founded in 1892. It is imperative that you enter valid and non-offensive usernames. (NOT Nicknames or Pseudonyms please!) - We have a duty of safeguarding and young learners. You will then be sent the joining information to the e-mail address specified when Registering. It is expected that attendees may activate their video but keep their sound muted. You do not need to activate your video if you so wish. The ZOOM link to Register/attend this lecture is:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcO2urjkuGNXejWnEwdPvPFzE_3Tz897X

Members.... don't forget that Subscriptions were due before 1st October !

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18th November 2021 - Br Guy Consolmagno, SJ, The Vatican Observatory - "Bringing Asteroids Down To Earth"

Br Guy Consolmagno, SJ, The Vatican Observatory - "Bringing Asteroids Down To Earth"

Asteroid

Lecture will be conducted by video link - start at 19:30 Thursday November 18th

You need to Register, using your name and e-mail address, any time up to the start of the Meeting, at:

"address will be provided later"

You will then be sent the joining information to the e-mail address specified when Registering

You should be able to join the Waiting Room from 19.00

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16th December 2021 - Presidential Lecture - Topic yet to be decided

Presidential Lecture - Topic yet to be decided

Lecture will take place at the Godlee Observatory - start at 20:00 Thursday December 16th.

20th January 2022 - Peter Mack - (Past President of MAS: 1980-1981) - "Telescopes"

Peter Mack - (Past President of MAS: 1980-1981) - "Telescopes"

Peter is now CEO of a telescope making facility in Tucson, Arizona.
See: http://tfa.cfht.hawaii.edu/posters/ACE_TFA%20Poster.pdf and https://www.astronomical.com/

Lecture will be conducted by ZOOM video link - start at 19.30 Thursday January 20th.

You need to Register, using your name and e-mail address, any time up to the start of the Meeting, at:

You will then be sent the joining information to the e-mail address specified when Registering

You should be able to join the Waiting Room from approx. 19.00

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17th February 2022 - Jack Finch - University of Kent - "Impact Cratering: The Martian Frontier"

Jack Finch - University of Kent - "Impact Cratering: The Martian Frontier"

Lecture will be conducted by video-conference link - start at 19h30 Thursday February 17th

You will need to pre-Register for this lecture. The Registration link is :

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17th March 2022 - Jenifer Millard - University of Cardiff - "Exoplanets / Galaxies in Infra-Red"

Jenifer Millard - University of Cardiff - "Exoplanets / Galaxies in Infra-Red"

Lecture will be conducted by video-conference link - start at 19h30 Thursday March 17th

Register at:

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14th April 2022 - Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting

The Annual General meeting, commencing at 19.45 hours, via ZOOM Video link with direct access - there will be no "Waiting Room"

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

The 2021 - 2022 Public Lecture season is due to open on 14th October 2021, Coronavirus restrictions permitting

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