Public Talks

Monthly Talks on Astronomical Topics of Interest

Monthly Public Talks

Our popular monthly talks are for keen members and the public to learn about some specialist aspects of astronomy, from CCD imaging through to Cosmology, we welcome speakers from all over the world.

Our local venue:

Clanfield Memorial Hall,
South Lane,

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All talks start at 7:45pm unless otherwise stated

Friday, 9th May 2014

To be confirmed shortly.

A talk by Dr Christian Knigge

Cost: Non-members : £3

Talk details to be announced shortly.

Friday, 13th June 2014

The Origin of the Constellations

A talk by Dr Robert Smith

Cost: Non members : £3

The names of the constellations are certainly very ancient – but how old are they, and can we find out who created them? There are (at least) two ways of looking at these questions, and they give somewhat different, but possibly compatible answers. I will explain both approaches, giving in the by-going a discussion of how we describe the sky in terms of the celestial sphere (itself a very ancient idea).

Friday, 11th July 2014

Active Galactic Nucleui and Radio Astronomy

A talk by Sadie Jones

Cost: Non-members: £3

Active Galactic Nucleui and Radio Astronomy

Details TBA

Friday, 14th November 2014


A talk by Dr Robin Catchpole

Cost: Non-members: £3

Details TBA