Do you love the night sky? Would you like to know more about what you see? At Brighton Astro we are captivated by stars, bewitched by the moon and fascinated by space.
Brighton Astro is a group of cosmic enthusiasts who meet regularly to discuss the universe, exchange knowledge and to gaze at the stars. We are not scientists or scholars, we are ordinary people curious about the wonders of space.
Brighton Astro is FREE and open to everybody, from beginners to experts. Why not come along next month and learn about space?
Our Brilliant Sun with Prof Lucie Green
6:30pm, Friday 1st November 2019
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY
Please purchase your tickets from https://astro.bpt.me/
Doors open 6:30 - come along and meet members of Brighton Astro, see our telescopes and get your astronomy questions answered. This event is suitable for both adults and children (age 8+)
110 times wider than Earth; 15 million degrees at its core; an atmosphere so huge that Earth is actually within it: come and meet the star of our solar system. Light takes eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun, but its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. This talk will take you from inside the Sun to its surface and onwards to Earth, to discover how the Sun works. Find out how a solar storm can threaten the modern technology that society relies on and learn more of the latest research in solar physics.
Lucie Green is Professor of Physics at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. She studies the Sun and is particularly interested in the Sun’s magnetic field and how solar weather can affect us here on Earth. She is well known for her appearances on Stargazing Live and The Sky at Night.
Presented by Brighton Astro and Brighton Cafe Scientifique
Tickets: Full price £4, concessions £2, under-18s £1.
NB This is a ticketed event. There are 220 places in all so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets available from https://astro.bpt.me/