Mar 15, 2017
from 06:45 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Institute of Astronomy|
|Contact Name||Alice Hutchings|
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The Institute of Astronomy is open to the public every Wednesday evening 7 - 9pm throughout the winter. Doors open at 6:45pm, and seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
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. Members of the Cambridge Astronomical Association also set up modern telescopes on the observatory lawns, with video projection facility and expert commentary. Of course, observing can’t always be guaranteed as it is very weather-dependent. However, the talk will always take place, and on a cloudy evening will be followed by a tea break and some short entertainment from the CAA.
The talk on 15 March is titled 'The top 10 ways to die in space'. Please remember to dress extra-warmly, on the off-chance the weather is conducive to observations.