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 Solent Amateur Astronomers

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Talks Programme

Timetable of Talks for 2022/2023
Dates Subject Speaker Location
18th January Einstein's Universe Colin Stuart Zoom
15th February A Megaconstellation Threat Dr Paul Daniels (FAS) Zoom
15th March The Plato Mission

Prof Donald Pollacco (University of Warwick) Zoom
19th April Ancient Visitors Steve Bosley (HAG) Oasis Academy
17th May Jupiter Rising Dr John Rogers Zoom
21st June Sundials Peter Ransom Oasis Academy
19th July Jeremiah Horrocks - A Curious Astronomer Mike Frost Zoom
16th August Tides James Fradgley Zoom
20th September (note change of date) Old Galaxies in The Young Universe Prof Claudia Maraston (Portsmouth University) Oasis Academy
18th October Annual General Meeting Everyone Zoom
15th November What Are Little & Large Exoplanets Made of? Roger Dymock Zoom
13th December Astronomical Spectroscopy Steve Broadbent Oasis Academy
17th January Dark Matter Prof. Nick Evans Oasis Academy
21st February Fuzzy Blobs: A Guide for The Perplexed Stephen Tonkin Oasis Academy

We host a comprehensive range of talks,  sometimes at Oasis Academy & sometimes by Zoom - see table to the left for details. Both members and non-members are invited.

Please see note on the Home page for venue updates.

The address is: Oasis Academy
Romsey Rd, Southampton
SO16 8FA

Non-members will need to register their interest; please send an email to:

saazoomtalk@outlook.com  For subject please enter – ‘SAA Talk’

Please include your name. You can add a comment or question to the email if you wish.

Members and registered non-members will be sent the Zoom link approximately 2 days before the date of the Meeting.

Talks are pitched at all levels, from 1st year undergraduate down to beginners' level. Speakers have available to them a digital projector. Subjects have covered everything from the history of astronomy to the history of the universe; stellar spectroscopy to the way astronomy and astronomical events are viewed by the media.

Our speakers have included the Astronomer Royal of Scotland and Chris Lintott from the Sky at Night.

They occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month - (2nd Tuesday in December) - and non-members are welcome to attend.

The talks begin at 7:30 pm prompt, please don't be late.

Talks last for 1 hour, on average, followed by questions.