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Watching stars at the Insitute of Astronomy

Last change for watching Stars :)

The Institute of Astronomy hosts a evening for the public every Wednesday in the winter month (ending in March). The best thing is, it's free.

An astronomer from the Institute will present a half-hour public talk, starting promptly at 7.15pm.This followed by an opportunity to look through the historical Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes if and only if the weather is clear. In the case of bad/cloudy weather the talk will take place, and will be followed by a tea break and some short entertainment from the CAA (Cambridge Astronomical Association).
The talk for this evening will be: "Inflation: extreme expansion in the very earliest Universe"

The doors will be closed at 6:50 which means we have to be inside before that time. :)
Therefore I suggest to meet at 6:30 in front of the institute.
Find the links for the public evening and location below.

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  • Richard A.

    Awesome night to view the stars and with a brilliant talk, including a surprise satellite shooting star.

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Laurie Sue Erander ✫.

    Does anybody know what the parking situation is like at the institute ?

    March 19, 2014

  • Robert

    Forecast - cloudy but clearing. we may have some clear sky ...

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Diana

    Thanks Robert for the advice.
    I must admit I didn't thought so many would be interested in coming... :)
    Anyway, I contacted the institute to inform them of as coming as a bigger group. The woman at the phone was very friendly, but told me that as it is the science festival they would not do any group bookings...
    She advised me to come all as individuals and pretend just to meet each other by accident. :D
    Also she mentioned to be there in TIME to get a sit!!!

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • Diana

      Ups meant "seat" of course :P

      March 17, 2014

    • Robert

      Was at one recently. No seats left :o( so i got my camping seat out of the boot :o) lol . This time i might bring my can of beer for tghe beer holder along as well ! :oD

      March 18, 2014

  • Laurie Sue Erander ✫.

    Sounds like it will be an Interesting evening :-)

    March 16, 2014

  • Robert

    i read the site & it talks about "only room for 1 more group bookig". Do we have to book ?
    We could all just pretend we have only just met ? /:o)
    This will be a really good event, not just saying as im studying an astronomy degree. Hope its a clear sky & warm.
    1st times will be surprised at how soon you can get cold standing still in the open so wrap up really well.

    March 15, 2014

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