Astronomy in the City 2019 programme

Our next Astronomy in the City event will take place on Wednesday 23rd of January. University of Birmingham Professor William Chaplin will discuss his research on the structure of stars, and especially Sun-like stars that have been discovered to host planets.

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Astronomy in the City 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.

The first talk begins at 6:15 pm in the Large Lecture Theatre, Poynting Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston. Please arrive by 6:10 pm to be entered into the ballot for trips to the Observatory. Visits from school or other groups are welcome, please get in touch if you have questions.