Guildford Astronomical Society

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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.

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December Meeting - Dr Colin McGill

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

Cosmology Pt 1.

Cosmology is the study of the universe as a whole. In these two lectures, Colin will show the key evidence and explain sufficient theory to allow you to understand why we think the universe is as we believe.
The lectures will approximately follow the historical evolution of cosmology over the last 100 years.

The first lecture will cover conventional cosmology:
• The cosmic distance ladder, Hubble’s Law and the age of the universe.
• Symmetries: Isotropy, the Cosmological Principle homogeneity.
•The thermal history of the universe.
• Predictions of the big bang theory: nucleosynthesis and the cosmic microwave background.
•Problems with the big bang theory.

Dr Colin McGill

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.

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)