The Ri have informed us they are holding a webinar at 7pm on August 25th, called ‘The Last Stargazers’ by Emily Levesque, professor in the University of Washington’s astronomy department. Details can be found at the below link, noting you have to register.
I tuned in yesterday and found this a very interesting presentation, giving lively and sometimes humorous insights into how professional astronomers spend their time. I hadn’t heard the one about the telescope with bullet holes in the mirror!
It seems there are only about 50,000 astronomers on the planet, so we are a comparatively rare breed. Will amateur astronomers be The Last Stargazers, given that the pros rarely, if ever, peer into an eyepiece?
Well worth catching this if you missed it last night.