in Lecture Theatre M at 7:30pm usually  the First thursday of the month

October 2023

Paul Fellows.

“Life in the Clouds of Venus”.

 First Thursday – 5th October
Paul will be joining us in the theatre.

Our meetings are held at Surrey University, they will also be streamed to members via Zoom.

Lecture Theatre M

Joining details for Zoom of each meeting will be sent out to members prior to each talk. 

 If you are interested in becoming a member,  contact us to find out more.

If you are not sure whether you want to join right away, you can come along to a meeting as a Visitor.

We charge just £5 (£4 Junior/Student guest).

On arrival, please introduce yourself to the Membership Secretary. You will be warmly welcomed.

Surrey University map

Car Parks at C,D,E 6 are free during the evening.
Lecture Theatre Block is at D3 (#17)
(The image links to Surrey University website Campus Map)

September 7th 2023 – Owen Brazell – Observing Planetary Nebulae

“The talk will concentrate on visual observations looking briefly at what planetary nebulae are and a history of the observations of planetary nebulae. It will then look at the various tools that can be used to observe planetary nebulae and where you might find information about them.”

October 5th 2023 – Paul Fellows – Life in the Clouds of Venus

 In 2019 a paper was published claiming the presence of large amounts of the gas Phosphine in the mid-levels of the atmosphere of Venus. This was seen as a possible bio-marker, a sign of life. What was the basis of this story and what has happened to the idea since it hit the headlines. Plus the latest news from a Cambridge group with results from JWST.

July 4th 2024 – AGM

Members Only AGM