The University of Birmingham Observatory are delighted to announce the 2016/2017 Astronomy in the City season! It is a series of free all-ticket public events, each packed with astrophysics; stargazing, and tea and biscuits. Evenings begin with talks covering astronomical highlights and recent research, and a question-and-answer session (for everything from beginner’s questions about the night sky to the latest work done here in Birmingham). Afterwards, (if the weather cooperates) we have observing with telescopes on campus, and a lucky few will be taken out to the University’s Observatory.
Events are planned for:
- Wednesday 19 October 2016
- Wednesday 23 November 2016
- Wednesday 25 January 2017
- Wednesday 8 March 2017
For this month’s research talk, Hannah Middleton will tell us about pulsars – short for “pulsating radio stars”. She will introduce us to these strange objects and discuss how she and others use them as tools to study the universe.
The first talk begins at 6:00 pm, in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Poynting Physics Building on the University’s Edgbaston campus. Please arrive by 5:55 pm to be entered into the ballot for trips to the Observatory.
Astronomy in the City is a partnership between the University of Birmingham Observatory, AstroSoc, Solihull School, Knowle Astronomical Society, and the Friends and Alumni of the University of Birmingham.