Guildford Astronomical Society

John Axtell is contributing a half-hour, once a month, programme on Brooklands Radio. Details of the nature of the programme and a direct link to John’s podcast can be seen on our News page.

If you have questions about astronomy, or have just received your first telescope and want to know what to do next, John Evans may be able to help here –
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September Meeting - Paul Fellows

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 7:30pm.

Hawking, Black Holes and the Edge of Physics

Einstein’s theories that nothing could ever escape from a black hole troubled the young researcher Stephen Hawking leading him to publish his 1976 paper bringing together General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics for the first time. This paper revealed, in Stephen’s own words, that ‘Black holes ain’t so Black!’ which shocked the scientific world.
Paul guides the listener through these ideas in straightforward terms step-by-step.

Paul Fellows is co-presenter of the public observing season at the University of Cambridge leading the live outdoor shows every week (or giving indoor presentations when the clouds get in the way!). Either way these attract audiences of 200+ on a regular basis and are aimed to appeal to people of all levels from the complete beginner who wants to know where to start, yet also adding something even for the more knowledgeable.
He is also a regular speaker on cruise ships.
Having built his first telescope aged 14 and experiencing the “wow” moment of seeing the rings of Saturn for the first time, he has been stargazing for some 40 years and has his own private observatory where he images the sky, taking pictures of galaxies, clusters, nebulae and planets. Many of his own images will appear in his talks. .

Paul Fellows

If you're a returning member, or wish to join the society, can we ask that you please have your subscription ready at the door as you arrive. For subscription rates click on the [Home]-[Joining GAS] menu above.

Visitors are most welcome to attend. We charge just £5 (£4 Junior/Student guests) per meeting to help cover the cost of the room hire.

For more details of the meeting location go to the meetings page.

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The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of the Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies (SAGAS)

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of both the
Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies (SAGAS)
and the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS).

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS)