Friday evening (6.30pm - 11pm)• FREE opening lecture 7.30pm Ian Ridpath
We are very pleased to welcome Ian Ridpath back to the Centre.
an award-winning author, broadcaster and lecturer on astronomy and
space with over 40 book titles to his name. He is editor of the Oxford
Dictionary of Astronomy and author of a widely used series of stargazing
guides for beginners including The Monthly Sky Guide.
the 2012 winner of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's
Klumpke-Roberts Award for 'outstanding contributions to the public
understanding and appreciation of astronomy'. He regularly travels to
Norway to see the northern lights.
Title: 'Fantastic Northern Lights' (Their appearance, legends and causes).'
• Viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting)
• Viewing through smaller telescopes with amateur astronomy societies (weather permitting)