Thursday, 12 November 2015

Open Observatory - Thursday 19th November 7pm

Gaia - Mapping the Galaxy

Our next Open Observatory event will take place on Thursday 19th November and we are very excited to welcome Andrew Norton, Professor of Astrophysics Education at the Open University. Professor Norton will be giving a talk on the Gaia mission. Gaia was launched in 2013 and aims to map a billion stars in the Galaxy over the next five years.

The meeting is open to all students, staff and members of the public, please email office@spacestudiobanbury.org or contact Miss Flood to book your places. Children under the age of 16 who are not Space Studio students must be accompanied by an adult. Space Studio students will need to collect a permission slip from Miss Flood.

Refreshments will be available from 6.45pm with the talk starting at 7:15pm. After the talk there will be an opportunity to view the night sky in the observatory if the weather is clear. This month we are aiming to observe our Moon and the planet Uranus.

Gaia
Image credit: ESA