We’re delighted to be welcoming Professor Alan Fitzsimmons of the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast as our opening speaker for the forthcoming lecture series. With the European Space Agency probe Rosetta poised to enter orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and send the Philae lander to its surface, this is an exciting time for cometary astronomers who hope to discover more about these small icy members of the solar system. Professor Fitzsimmons is one of the UK’s leading researchers into comets and asteroids, regularly making observations with some of the world’s largest telescopes, as well as contributing to television programmes such as The Sky at Night and Horizon.
Comets Near and Far
D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee
7.00 pm, Wednesday 8 October
We have now finalised the details of our public lecture programme for 2014-2015, which you can find here or by following the Public Lectures link above. All these lectures are free and open to all – we look forward to seeing you!
The Tayside & Fife branch of the British Science Association is most grateful to the following for their contributions towards this lecture series 2014-15.
Institute of Physics
University of Dundee
University of Abertay Dundee
Brian Kelly, Chairman
We would like to point you in the direction of our YouTube page, where there are some excellent videos of previous talks by Ben Tatler, Sir Philip Cohen and Barbara Webb.
You can view all these videos here http://www.youtube.com/user/BritishSciTayFife.
Here’s a sneak preview of the first clip of the informative and entertaining talk presented by Prof. Barbara Webb from the University of Edinburgh, as part of our 2010-2011 lecture series.