February Public Meeting

Our guest speaker this month is Dr Laurence Newell who will be giving us:

“AN INTRODUCTION TO RADIO ASTRONOMY”

Dr. Laurence Newell is a radio astronomer, former coordinator of the BAA’s Radio Astronomy Group and developer of Starbase, the group’s networked observatory. He will be talking about radio astronomy, from the history of the subject and its pioneers, to the current level of understanding and uses of the radio spectrum in astronomy.

Where do radio signals come from and what produces them? How can we detect them?

There are many common targets for radio astronomers including the Sun and the planets, as well as more distant galactic objects and it’s now possible for amateurs to explore the universe in this way and make a contribution to science.

The public meeting takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 16th February at 7:30pm. Entry is £4. For further details, see the Events page.

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Posted on 13 February, 2011, in Astronomy News, Popular Science, Society News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on February Public Meeting.

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