Next: Monday 11th September 2017



Children of another Sun

Presented by: Paul Fellows

Ferguson Lecture Theatre, Bishop's Stortford College.  CM23 2PJ.


Children of another Sun 

It is only in the last twenty years that we have been able to prove that the Sun is not unique in having a family of planets. This talk takes up the story of the discovery of planets beyond the solar system and described how we have gone about tracking down planets orbiting other stars (One of which Paul has found himself). How many planets are there out there? What are they like? How do we know?. Then taking things a little further this talk brings the story of the search for life bang up to date with the latest thinking on this fascinating topic.




Paul Fellows

Paul is chair of the Cambridge Astronomical Association and co-presenter of the public observing season at the University of Cambridge leading the live outdoor shows (or giving indoor presentations when clouded-out!). These are aimed to appeal to people of all levels from the complete beginner who wants to know where to start, yet hopefully adding something even for the more knowledgeable.

He is also a regular on-ship lecturer for Cunard line, giving talks at sea on the Queen Mary II - the only ship with an on-board planetarium. He has a Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and  is a elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and of the Institute of Engineering and Technology




Venue 

 
Ferguson Lecture Theatre, Bishop's Stortford College. CM23 2PJ.
 
Doors open at 6:45pm for refreshments and a 7:15pm start
 
The hall is at the front of the school near the road adjacent to the car park.



Booking 

If you would like to attend or wish to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to booking@cafesci-stortford.co.uk   or simply reply to this e-mail.


 Upcoming dates:


[ Events always planned for the Second Monday of each month - Except August]

Month

Date

Speaker

Subject

September

11/09/2017

Paul Fellows

Children of Another Sun

October


09/10/2017


Michael E McIntyre  


What has the Antarctic ozone hole to do with biological evolution?

November

13/11/2017

TBD

TBD

















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