Entries by Tony Symes

Friday 3rd May Jantar Mantar

Richard Cox and Professor Mike Edmunds Image credit: Richard Cox Jantar Mantar translated means Instrument Calculation which refers to the functions of the instruments for astronomical measurements documenting the heavens based upon the principles of Galileo. The Jaipur site, the largest of the four existing Jantar Mantars has 18 instruments. This site was created in […]

Wednesday 3rd April 2024 Introduction to John Herschel

Dr Emily Winterburn Wednesday 3rd April 2024 7.30 pm in the BRLSI, can be attended either in the BRLSI or remotely on Zoom Meet John Herschel,  much less famous today than either his father or his aunt yet in his day he represented the very definition of what a scientist should be.  In 1824, as the […]

Friday 1st December 2023 Space debris

Hazards, Situational awareness and responsible use of space Dr Philippe Blondel Friday 1st December 2023 7.30 pm in the BRLSI, can be attended either in the BRLSI or remotely on Zoom Lecture 4 of 4 on the theme ‘Conserving the Planet’ in association with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy Image shows the distribution of space […]

Friday 2nd February 2024 Johannes Kepler: his Life and Work

Nicholas Pallett Friday 2nd February 2024 7.30 pm in the BRLSI, can be attended either in the BRLSI or remotely on Zoom Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) – astronomer, mathematician, visionary, dreamer, explorer, astrologer is best known for his laws of planetary motion, providing one of the foundations for Isaac Newton’s theory of universal gravitation.An illustrated talk […]

Thursday 16th November 2023 Dying Stars Seeding the Universe

The Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture 2023 7.00 pm Thursday 16th November 2023 at the 10E 0.17 Lecture Theatre, University of Bath and online via Zoom Dr Marie van der SandeUniversity of Leiden Dr Marie Van de Sande discusses why a multidisciplinary approach is necessary in understanding how stars like our sun die. Astrochemistry is a […]

Friday 3rd November 2023 A cluttered and noisy sky?

Meeting the challenge of satellite constellations (and why you should care) Dr Robert Massey Friday 3rd November 2023 7.30 pm in the BRLSI, can be attended either in the BRLSI or remotely on Zoom Lecture 3 of 4 on the theme ‘Conserving the Planet’ in association with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy Image shows Signal […]