Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Open Observatory - Monday 14th December 9pm

Astrochemistry - The Cradle of Life

Our next Open Observatory event will take place on Monday 14th December and we are very excited to welcome Professor Nigel Mason, OBE from the Open University. Professor Mason will be giving a talk about the exciting topic of astrochemistry.

Refreshments will be available from 8.45pm with the talk starting at 9:00pm. After the talk there will be an opportunity to view the night sky in the observatory if the weather is clear, don't forget to wrap up warm!

This month we are aiming to observe the Geminids meteor shower. This year is ideal for observing the Geminids because there will be no Moon visible to drown them out. The Geminids are caused by debris left in the Solar System by a passing asteroid and appear to originate from the constellation of Gemini. It helps to be seated or lying down when observing a meteor shower so you may wish to bring a fold up chair or sun-lounger if you have one.

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.