NASTRO Jan/Feb events
Thursday 27th January:
Youngest NASTRO member Oliver Wharf will give a talk about the visit that he and his dad made to CERN, where the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. It is also where the World Wide Web was conceived and developed.
Following Oliver’s talk, and with exo-planets in the news at the moment, Dr Paul Lewis will lead a discussion to establish the latest NASTRO solution to the Drake Equation. The Drake Equation is an equation used to estimate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.
7.30-9pm, The Trap Inn (Beehive Function Room), North Broomhill
All welcome, £3 charge for non-members
In February we are starting our new beginners course in Astronomy, it is a ten month course with one lesson each month. See www.nastro.org.uk for more details
Monday 21st February:
At half-term NASTRO are holding a Star Party at Ponteland Library for children and their families. 6.30pm until 7.30pm.