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Guest Lecture: Professor David Southwood “10 years of ESA Science” + Observation

Professor David Southwood  is the former director of science at the European Space Agency, and the current president of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is a Senior Research investigator at Imperial College London and former Director of Science and Robotic Exploration … Continue reading

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New Moon Stargazing Observation Cancellation

Hi everyone, Unfortunately the decision has been made by the committee to cancel this evenings planned observation due to poor weather conditions. We are hoping to reschedule for when conditions are a little more favorable as we have two brand new telescopes and ten pairs of … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture Postponed

Hi again everyone, Unfortunately our guest speaker, Dr. Pritchard, has let us know that he is too ill to hold his lecture tomorrow however we will endeavor to try and reschedule this event as soon as possible so that as many people … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture: ‘Illuminating the cosmic dark ages with the square kilometre array’

Hi Everyone! Dr. Jonathan Pritchard, a researcher and lecturer in cosmology at Imperial, will be giving a talk on his research entitled ‘Illuminating the cosmic dark ages with the square kilometre array’. Summary: Do you know when the first galaxies … Continue reading

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New Moon Stargazing, Guest Lecture & AGM

Hi everyone, Just to remind you of a few things we have planned for next week. (1) On Monday (11th) we have an observation planned! We will be looking at some of our nearest celestial neighbours during this months new moon. … Continue reading

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Observation Cancellation

It pains us to have to do this but once again we have had no choice but to cancel this evenings planned lunar observation due to very low visibility. Don’t be down though, as Astrosoc will endeavor to organise more observations so … Continue reading

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Astrosoc Lunar & Planetary Observation

I hope everyone enjoyed the trip to the Greenwich Royal Observatory yesterday! I just want to remind everyone of our Lunar/Planetary observation planned for tomorrow (28th Jan). The observation will begin at 7pm on the 8th floor terrace of the Blackett … Continue reading

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Trip to The Royal Observatory, Planetarium and Art Museum, Greenwich

        Hi guys, just reminding you about a great trip we’ve got coming up that promises to be extremely interesting and a lot of fun! This Saturday (26th Jan) Astrosoc will be making a trip to the … Continue reading

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Is there life on Mars?

I would first like to give a big thank you to Professor Sanjeev Gupta for his lecture this evening regarding his involvement in the ‘Curiosity’ mars rover project. The lecture was a resounding success and definitely enjoyed by all. Astrosoc looks … Continue reading

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Astrosoc Lunar Observation (Thurs 28th)

  Congratulations to all Astrosoc member involved in the Union Quiz this evening! Although it wasn’t a Pokemon Quiz as promised, we still managed to fend off the competition and come a respectable 2nd place wining Astrosoc a tidy £15. This … Continue reading

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