In honour of the society's longest serving president, Steve Adams, sadly no longer with us.
Less than a hundred years ago it was believed our Milky Way galaxy was the entire universe. We now know this not to be the case.
This talk will take you on a journey through the ideas held about what is 'everything', from the Bronze Age to the present day. Learn about some of the surprisingly insightful ideas of the ancient world, as well as some crazy ones. On the way meet some amazing (but not always pleasant) characters.
Tue 24/01 – Professor Elizabeth Winstanley – Black Holes at the Large Hadron Collider.
Tue 21/03 – Professor Shaun Quegan – Observing and predicting climate change.
Tue 25/04 – Professor Howard Wilson – Fusion Energy.
Lectures are held at the Sheffield University Hicks Building starting at 5pm.
Vince Sellars’ article, “How to make a pinhole camera for solargraphy” was published in the latest December 2016 issue and details how to create extremely long exposure trails of the Sun over a period of months!
Andrew Gilhooley’s article “How to make a pipe spectrometer” was published in the November 2015 issue and details how to construct a simple spectrometer using plumbing materials!
Thanks to Vik and to everyone who helped out. I am sure Steve would have been very pleased and proud.
You can find out about the E_ELT here: http://www.eso.org/public/unitedkingdom/teles-instr/e-elt/
A profile of Vik Dhillon can be found here: http://www.vikdhillon.staff.shef.ac.uk