Sunday, 20 March 2016

Wealden AS Meeting - 16th April 2016 Speaker Francisco Diego



Our Guest speaker on 16th April Will be Dr Francisco Diego who will be delivering a fascinating and thought-provoking lecture about the “Think Universe!” project. “Think Universe!” is an educational project to bring big science to elementary classrooms. Francisco will take us on a journey from the creation of the universe to the present day.     

Francisco has appeared on TV series like Stephen Hawking's Universe, BBC's The Planets and more recently, the world-wide version of BBC's Wonders of the Universe, The Seven Ages of Starlight and The Secret Life of the Sun. He is a regular contributor to BBC , Sky and Aljazeera News channels. Veteran of 20 solar eclipse expeditions. Founder and director of Your Universe, the UCL festival of Astronomy. Producing and delivering The Mind of the Universe, a collection of public and school lectures and teacher workshops on astrophysics, cosmology and life in the Universe. His most recent educational project is called Think Universe

He is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL, vice president of the UK Association for Astronomy Education and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is a keen populariser of natural sciences and extensive experience as a planetarium producer/presenter, lecturer, author and broadcaster.

I look forward to see you all on the 16th for this fascinating lecture that puts beautifully into perspective the creation of our universe to present day Earth.  

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

OSC Event - Open Evening on 2nd April 2016

Wealden Astronomical Society will be at the Observatory Science Centre on 2nd April 2016 from 6.30pm until 12.30am. Viewing will be subject to weather permitting.