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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 (except the Presidential Lecture) will be conducted using ZOOM video-conferencing. We will advise you should "normal service" resume at a later date. We understand that the building work is unlikely to be completed before Easter 2023.

Audience

 

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 Lectures and AGM for 2022 - 2023 :

20th October 2022 (Kopal Memorial Lecture) Prof. Tim O'Brien, Univ. of Manchester, Jodrell Bank - "What the Jodrell Bank telescopes are doing today"

Prof. Tim O'Brien, Univ. of Manchester, Jodrell Bank

What the Jodrell Bank telescopes are doing today

Lovell Telescope

Lecture will be conducted by ZOOM video link - start at 19:30 Thursday October 20th 2022

This will be the first of our Monthly Public Lectures, in conjunction with Prof. Tim O'Brien, 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:

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

17th November 2022 - Dr Joe Zuntz, Royal Observatory, Univ. of Edinburgh, - 100 years of Cosmology

Dr Joe Zuntz, Royal Observatory, Univ. of Edinburgh, - 100 years of Cosmology

Image to follow

Lecture will be conducted by ZOOM video link - start at 19:30 Thursday November 17th 2022

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

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:

15th December 2022 - Presidential Lecture - Title to be decided (starts at 19:30 at the Godlee Observatory)

Presidential Lecture - Title to be decided

Lecture will take place at the Godlee Observatory
- start at 19:30 (prompt) to allow for Christmas Party

The Lecture will last approximately 40 minutes

MEMBERS ONLY - No Visitors tonight, please - it's our Christmas Party night - let us enjoy it by ourselves !

19th January 2023 - Dr John C. Mather - (Lead Scientist - James Webb Space Telescope)

Dr John C. Mather
Lead Scientist - James Webb Space Telescope

JWST

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

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:

16th February 2023 - Prof. Nigel Bannister - University of Leicester - "JUICE"

Prof. Nigel Bannister - University of Leicester - "JUICE"

JUICE

Lecture will be conducted by ZOOM video link - start at 19h30 Thursday February 16th 2023

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

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:

16th March 2023 - Dr Agata Rozek - University of Edinburgh - "Cometary science with the Vera Rubin Observatory"

Dr Agata Rozek - University of Edinburgh - "Cometary science with the Vera Rubin Observatory"

Vera Rubin

Image: Bruno C. Quint

Lecture will be conducted by ZOOM video link - start at 19h30 Thursday March 16th 2023

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

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:

20th April 2023 - Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

May to September - No Scheduled Public Lectures during Summer

The 2022 - 2023 Public Lecture season is due to open on 20th October 2022

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