Events

Feb
16
Sat
Astrophysics at the highest energies @ St. Peter’s Church Hall, Earley.
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tony Bell from the Department of Physic at University of Oxford will be presenting about Astrophysics at the highest energies for the Reading Astronomical Society.

Prof Bell’s work is to understand the plasma processes responsible for cosmic ray acceleration and to explain cosmic ray origins. In this talk he will discuss supernovae, radio galaxies, and relativistic jets emitted by black holes.

After the coffee break the usual announcements and members activities.

Apr
13
Sat
Ancient Egyptian Astronomy @ St. Peter’s Church Hall, Earley.
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr Pauline Norris from the University of Manchester will be presenting about Ancient Egyptian Astronomy for the Reading Astronomical Society.

How did the Egyptians used their knowledge of the heavens in their belief systems and their monumental architecture? Pauline has PhD in Egyptology following archaeological investigations in the Egyptian Sahara. Pauline is a member of Newtown Astronomy Society in Mid-Wales. She recently spoke at TVAES.

After the coffee break the usual announcements and members activities.

May
18
Sat
Atmospheres of Extrasolar Planets @ St. Peter’s Church Hall, Earley.
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Prof Matt Griffin from Cardiff University will be presenting Atmospheres of Extrasolar Planets for the Reading Astronomical Society.

Prof. Griffin’s talk will be on the next major step-change in investigating exo-planet atmospheres. ARIEL, (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Exoplanet Large-survey) selected by ESA to analyze the atmospheric composition and true nature of distant worlds is planned to be launched on an Ariane 6 in 2028.

After the coffee break the usual announcements and members activities.