Long Eaton Astronomical Society Meeting July 21st 2014

Our next meeting will be on Monday 21st July and will start at 6:30pm. This months guest speaker is Josh Barker from the National Space Centre in Leicester. Josh will be talking about the formation of our Solar System and Near Earth Objects.

From a young age Josh has pursued an insatiable interest in space and science. This led him to undertake a Masters degree in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Leicester. As part of his degree he focussed on understanding the complexities of the universe. His specialist research projects involved searching for Supermassive Black holes in Galaxies, Investigating the formation of the solar system and looking for planets around dying stars.
Following his degree Josh joined the Education Team and the National Space Centre. As part of this role he was able to use his knowledge and enthusiasm to inspire and educate others about space, leading children and adults alike in workshops, demonstrations and simulated space missions. During his time at the National Space Centre, Josh has also been involved in work to monitor Potentially hazardous asteroids in space for the UK government, acted as science advisor on nationwide science projects and become one of the centres key science communicators working with local and national media. Josh continues to look for exciting opportunities to develop his own and others knowledge and enjoyment of space.

If the weather is kind we shall have chance for some Solar observing before the talk and afterwards there will be a little something extra….. we will be making a Comet!

Refreshments from 6:15pm all welcome, non members are welcome with a suggested donation of £2 towards refreshments etc.

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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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