Prof. Griffin’s talk will be on the next major step-change in investigating exo-planet atmospheres. ARIEL, (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Exoplanet Large-survey) selected by ESA to analyze the atmospheric composition and true nature of distant worlds is planned to be launched on an Ariane 6 in 2028.
After the coffee break the usual announcements and activities.
Location Map Overflow parking in the school next door is OK for Saturday sessions
May 24 7.30pm
Doors open at 7pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm
Entry is free and open to the public, all welcome, all ages.
This month’s topic…..
Fundamental Knowledge for the Observer
If it’s in the ‘O’ level syllabus it will be in this talk. Not strictly true but over the next few summer meetings we will get stuck into the topics which are the foundations of astronomy.
Double stars are not just a category for a catalogue title. They are fundamental in understanding all stars and will lead the talk into basics of stellar energy.
After the break….
We try to provide suggestions for starting imaging. Prime focus, eyepiece projection, piggy-back mounts, even your mobile phone can be of some use!