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12 April, London: Light and darkness in the accelerating Universe

12 April: RAS lunchtime lecture: Light and darkness in the accelerating Universe

At 1 pm on 12 April, Ofer Lahav, Perren Professor of Astronomy at University College London, will give a public lecture at the RAS on the 75% of the Universe thought to be made up of the mysterious ‘Dark Energy’. Professor Lahav will review the chequered history of the idea of Dark Energy, dating back not only to Einstein’s proposal in 1917, but ...


Sat 2 April, Cardiff - Astronomy Festival

At the National Museum, Cardiff from 10am - 4.30pm. Free admission

For info, click here

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April 9th

Public Observing Event with Guildford AS

Hi all, everyone is welcome to come (with or without scope) to our next public observing event which will be on the evening of Saturday 9th April. This will be one of our "Tour of the Night Sky" series, this time labelled "Moon Watch & Saturn Watch". Location is Newlands Corner, just outside Guildford's light pollution. Courtesy of Surrey WildLife Trust we have the use of the Visitor Centre, ...
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baker street irregular astronomers meeting

The next meeting of the Baker street irregular astronomers will take place on Wednesday 30th March at our usual place the Hub in Regent's park London between 18:30 and 22:00. I hope to see you down there.
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19 March, Birmingham - Space Shuttle day

This just received (yes, just received...) from the University of Birmingham... an event this coming weekend.

(BTW Anu Ojha will be there and I defy you to ask him something he does not know about spaceflight - that man's a walking encyclopedia. Last year, the National Space Centre in Leicester put on a quiz and he actually knew more answers than a real astronaut!)

Pioneer of space ...
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16 March, London - A Journey Into Outer Space

There's an interesting live debate coming up with a host of big names including Brian Cox, Martin Rees and Colin Pillinger.

A Journey Into Outer Space

6.45pm - 8.45pm, Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Are they out there? Intelligent beings from another world. Will we ever make contact with them? Is it
even sensible to make guesses about whether life exists in other galaxies billions of light years from our
own? ...
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24 March, Leicester - Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest

Get your (free) tickets now to see our friends Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest at the University of Leicester:

COSMIC QUEST – A HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY

Two of the country’s most respected astronomers, both graduates of the University of Leicester, will take a look at some of the inspirational characters and outright mavericks who have expanded the boundaries of astronomy.

Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest are this year’s speakers at the 2011 University of ...
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12th and 18th April 2011 - Aberdeen and Glasgow

April 2011 Location: Aberdeen Astronomical Society
Date and Time: Tuesday 12th April 2011 at about 19:00hrs.
The Talk: Club tailored talk on Archaeoastronomy by Duncan Lunan Location: Ogilvie Centre, Rose Street, Glasgow G6 3RE
Date and Time: Monday 18th April 2011 at 19:30hrs.
The Talk: The new Hypersonic Centre at Strathclyde Uni by Prof Richard Brown (ASTRA Waverider project)
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March 2011 - Glasgow and Mid Wales

March 2011
Location: Ogilvie Centre, Rose Street, Glasgow G6 3RE
Date and Time: Thursday 10th March 2011 at 19:30hrs.
The Talk: "Incoming" by Dr Ted Nield (ASTRA Book project)
Location: Offa's Dyke Astronomical Society in Powys
Date and Time: Friday 11th March 2011 at about 20:00hrs.
The Talk: Archaeoastronomy from the Air - 1982 aerial archaeology flight organised and navigated by Duncan Lunan , mostly over astronomical sites (and updates).
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