Thursday 16 April 2015 - The Leon Davies Lecture

The search for Gravitational Waves – status of the hunt for ripples from the dark side of the universe
Prof. Sheila Rowan, Director, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow.

Location : Room 6.41 Royal College, Strathclyde University.  Access is via the Montrose Street entrance, take the lift to Floor 3, exit the lift and take the 2nd set of steps on your left, go through the double glass doors.  Room 6.41 is on your left approximately half way along the corridor.

 

Sunday 26 April 2015 - Sun over the Botanics

Our 'Sun Over the Botanics' events are your chance to see the surface of the sun safely. We bring along some special telescopes which are designed for looking at the sun, and allow you to see sunspots, granulation and prominences round the circumference of the sun.  For the technical, we use Coronado PSTs which only pass the Hydrogen-Alpha wavelength of 656nm through with a 0.1nm bandwidth and which cut out 99.999% of the light making it safe to view the sun.  We also use white light filters on normal telescopes which also remove 99.999% of the light but in this case over the whole of the visbile spectrum giving clear views of sunspots.

We also run telescope workshops at these events, so if you've got a telescope sitting in a cupboard somewhere gathering dust, and you'd like to know how to use it, or just get some help setting it up, then bring it along and one of our experts can talk you through your telescope and give you all the help you could need. We're more than happy to help, and will answer any questions you may have.

The event runs from 1pm to 4pm is free to attend. Just turn up on the day, and you'll find us next to the Kibble Palace if it's dry, or inside if it's not. (We hope it's dry but we can't control the Glasgow weather!)

 

Thursday 21st May- Lecture followed by AGM

Space Medicine
Dr. Gillian Pearce, Keele University.

Location : Room 6.41 Royal College, Strathclyde University.  Access is via the Montrose Street entrance, take the lift to Floor 3, exit the lift and take the 2nd set of steps on your left, go through the double glass doors.  Room 6.41 is on your left approximately half way along the corridor.