October Public Meeting – Discovering Supernovae with Tom Boles

This month’s public meeting featured a talk by world renowned supernovae hunter Tom Boles, who took us through the methods, motivations and rewards of his work at his Coddenham Observatory where he patrols the night sky detecting, imaging & reporting supernovae – the luminous explosions of aging massive stars. Tom is one of the leading amateurs in the world for supernova detection, having discovered over 100 such events.

The Society also had on display it’s new Lottery funded telescopes:

Public meeting attendees with the new telescopes and Tom Boles (far right)

Public meeting attendees with the new telescopes and Tom Boles (far right)

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Posted on 16 October, 2008, in Popular Science, Society News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on October Public Meeting – Discovering Supernovae with Tom Boles.

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