BAA RA Section Autumn Programme 2022


Date Presenter Topic
Sep 2nd

19:30 BST (18:30 UTC)

Dr Helen Russell

School of Physics & Astronomy Nottingham University

x-ray astronomy

‘An X-ray view of the Universe

Oct 7th

19:30 BST (18:30 UTC)

Dr Samuel Lander

Theoretical astrophysicist. Univ. East Angela. The main focus of research is neutron stars: the collapsed remnants of a normal star’s core following a supernova

All about Magnetar’s

A magnetar is a type of neutron star with a particularly strong magnetic field. This field powers a range of outburst activity, from X-ray and gamma-ray bursts and flares, to the recently discovered fast radio bursts. This talk will survey the observations and give a picture of how a magnetar releases all this energy

Nov 4th

19:30 GMT (18:30 UTC)

Prof. John Richer

The Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge Univ.

John Richer is an astrophysicist with expertise in the field of star formation, with a particular in interest in radio and submillimetre observations of young stars and protostellar systems.

On ALMA’Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array

ALMA is a submillimetre interferometer at the Chajnantor site in the Atacama Desert at 5100 metres above sea level.The principle research areas are millimetre and submillimetre imaging and spectroscopic observations of star-forming regions in our own Galaxy, in nearby galaxies, and in the very distant universe. These observations provide an unobscured view of the cold universe.

Dec 2nd

19:30 GMT (18:30 UTC

Dr. Emma Chapman

Guest star: JWST
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin fellow based at the University of Nottingham.

Christmas Lecture

‘Exploring the Dark Ages of the Universe by Radio’
The first stars ever! 400 million years after the big bang. This era has never been observed and constitutes over a billion-year gap in our knowledge.

If you have any suggestions for the winter 2023 term do let me know. – Contact the Radio Astronomy Section

Our meetings are open to all. Once you are registered on the RA Section email list the Zoom link will be sent out to you before the meeting. If you are not on the email list, please request registration from Paul Hearn  – Contact the Radio Astronomy Section

All recordings will be posted on our BAA YouTube channel.

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