Guildford Astronomical Society



The 2021-2022 season will again consist of online Zoom meetings.
The University Lecture theatres remain inaccessible.
Joining details of each meeting will be sent out prior to each talk.

SEPTEMBER20212ndProf Brad Gibson. Director, E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics. Hull UniversityStellar Winds - givers and takers of life
OCTOBER20217thMark McIntyreMeteors: an observer's guide
NOVEMBER20214thPaul FellowsQuark Stars and Strange Matter
DECEMBER20212ndProf Craig Underwood. Emeritus Professor of Spacecraft Engineering at the Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey. He has over 35 years’ experience in space systems engineering and has worked on numerous small satellite missions, specialising in sensors and instrumentation for radiation detection, optical and radar remote sensing. Craig graduated from the University of York in 1982 with a B.Sc. in Physics with Computer Science. He gained his PhD from the University of Surrey in 1996 with his work on the effects on the ionising radiation on space electronics. Craig is author or co-author of some 200 scientific papers and still teaches modules on the Spacecraft Engineering degrees at the University of Surrey in his retirement.A Grand Tour - Pioneering Missions to Jupiter and Saturn
JANUARY20226thDr Robert Massey. Deputy Executive Director
Royal Astronomical Society
Moon : Art, Science and Culture
FEBUARY20223rdProf Erminia Calabrese. Prof of Astrophysics, Cardiff University.
Erminia Calabrese is a Professor of Astrophysics at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the Cardiff University. She obtained her PhD in Rome at Sapienza University and then moved to the UK in 2011. She spent 4 years in Oxford as postdoctoral research associate and Beecroft Fellow, moved to Princeton University during fall and winter 2015/2016 as Lyman Spitzer Fellow, and then back to Oxford to start an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship. In May 2017 she moved to Cardiff University to join the Astronomy Instrumentation and Astronomy & Astrophysics groups where she leads a cosmology team supported by a European Research Council Starting Grant. Prof. Calabrese works at the intersection of cosmological theory and data analysis of the Cosmic Microwave Background signals, and combines the CMB with galaxy surveys to obtain state-of-the-art constraints on cosmological scenarios, including limits on neutrino physics, dark energy and inflation. She also works on the design and definition of the next generation of experiments. She is a member of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope collaboration and she chairs the Simons Observatory Theory and Analysis Committee; she also act as UK coordinator and European Deputy Spokesperson of the future LiteBIRD satellite.
The Atacama Desert's view of the microwave sky
MARCH20223rdDr Guillaume Mahler. - Marie Curie Research Fellow
Department of Physics at Durham University .
Guillaume Mahler is a French astrophysicist. He studied general physics at the University of Strasbourg in France and did his PhD in Lyon. After his graduation, he went for 3 years in the US, doing research as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and joined Durham University more than a year ago. His research focuses on the study of dark matter and the properties of the first galaxies.
Gravitational Lensing
APRIL20227thProf Nial Tanvir, Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy, Leicester UniversityShort-duration gamma-ray bursts, kilonovae and gravitational waves.
MAY20225thKate Womack, University of HullThe Cosmological origins of the chemical elements
JUNE20222ndDr Paul Daniels.Lagrange points, Jovian and Lunar orbits and the Kordylewski Clouds
JULY20225thAGM - GAS members only
August2022No Meeting