Social astronomy is back!
Meetings are normally held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month starting at
7.30pm @The Pavilion,
Get yourself down for some much needed
astro fun with your astro buddies!
THURSDAY 17th February 2022
‘Introduction to ASTRONOMY Course’
PROF BRAD GIBSON – University of Hull
TUESDAY 1st February 2022
The Bowling Pavillion,
7:30pm – Doors Open 7:00pm
HAS Member £2.00 Non-Member £3.00
Are We Alone?
Have we been visited before? Are they out there watching… listening… studying us? And if they are out there, where might ‘there’ be? Our Milky Way Galaxy can be a nasty and inhospitable place for life to develop… but, all is not lost… there are some very unique and special places hidden amongst this hostile environment where the building blocks for life might just be right for extraterrestrial life to flourish. In this lecture, Professor Brad Gibson will examine the evidence for and against the existence of extraterrestrai life, and walk you through the associated good, bad, and ugly corners of our Galaxy.
Short bio: An Aussie-Canadian transplant, Brad is the Head of Physics & Maths, and Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, at the University of Hull. Brad’s work has gained a degree of notoriety by defining the Milky Way’s Galactic Habitable Zone (named a Top 10 News Story of the Year by National Geographic), determining the expansion rate of the Universe (for which their team was awarded the Gruber Prize in Cosmology), and building the world’s first Liquid Mirror Telescope Observatory. Brad’s 500+ outreach events over the past 6 years have reached more than two million people around the world, including nearly 100 schools and colleges around the UK. His commitment to widening participation and diversity, and improving the career prospects of physics students, led to his “Changing Face of Physics” campaign being named Best Practice in the Country by the UK’s Equality Challenge Unit.