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Talk by Dr Julian Onions - Aperture Fever

Wednesday 31st March – Monthly meeting.

Aperture Fever - does my mirror look big in this?
After a very brief review of how telescopes work, we look at some of the existing telescopes, both visible and other wavebands, and consider why they are so big, what they can and can't see and what the telescopes planned for the next few years will deliver.

Dr Julian Onions has always had an interest in astronomy, and after many years as an amateur went for a Phd in astrophysics at the University of Nottingham. There he studies computer models of galaxy formation using some of the biggest computers in the world, building model universes using mostly
dark matter. He also helps out with undergraduate teaching and various
outreach activities.

The format is open and comprises an update for the month and a talk on an astronomy topic within the reach of amateurs.

Bath Astronomers monthly meeting for all members and new comers to meet up, enjoy perhaps a new topic and a cup of tea and a biscuit. Usually held on the last Wednesday of every month at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street.

Due to COVID-19, this talk will be held online via Zoom

Members receive details of the Zoom meeting by email. Members of the public are welcome to join, just request the Zoom details by emailing hello@bathastronomers.org.uk

Picture: Dr Julian Onions

Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Commences at 7:30PM and due to end by 9:00PM
Anticipated duration of the event is 1.5 hours


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