Guildford Astronomical Society

Paul Fellows

Paul Fellows Chairman Cambridge AS. - Credit: Paul FellowsPaul Fellows
Credit: Paul Fellows

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. .
DateTalk at GAS meeting
6 Sep 2018Hawking, 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.