Guildford Astronomical Society

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AstroFest, in Kensington, is coming soon; 10th & 11th February. See here for further details or on our Calendar.

The RAS are celebrating 100 years of having female Fellows and a series of articles on prominent female astronomers has been written for the RAS’ A&G Journal. Until February 2017 the articles are freely available for public access at this link.

 

Future astronomers and astronauts are invited to Guildford Cathedral’s Pop Up Observatory on Friday 20 January for a free star gazing evening, plus a talk from an internationally respected Astronomer, Prof David Hughes.

Click on the Cathedral image (left) for more information.

February Meeting - Prof Haley Gomez

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 at 7:30pm.

Supernovae as Cosmic Dust Factories


Cosmic dust has a huge impact on our view of the heavens, yet its origin is still a mystery. Massive stars, which live fast and die young, culminating in an explosion (supernovae), could provide a source of dust grains and explain the dusty galaxies seen in the early Universe. Our observations which detect heat directly from cool dust suggest that supernovae are indeed prolific dust factories and are important for producing the first solid particles in the Universe.

Prof Haley Gomez

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)