Unveiling the invisible sky: the power of radio astronomy - December 10
Past, Present and Future Events
What else is going on that might be of interest to you?
Bayfordbury Open Evenings
The next one is scheduled for 12th December
“Comets & Asteroids. News from the Rosetta mission and Geminids meteor shower”
Booking is already open so if you want to come along here is a link.
Institute of Physics Lectures University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
Faraday, Green and Maxwell
Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00pm
Free to attend as a courtesy but drop Diane Crann a note to say you would like to
We are delighted to have Professor Elias Brinks coming to our next meeting to talk
about the mysterious subject of Radio Astronomy. This is an area new to our group
and we are pleased to have such an eminent speaker on the subject visit us.
Elias earned his doctorate at Leiden University in The Netherlands with a study of
the neutral hydrogen distribution in Messier 31, the Andromeda galaxy. Following
his PhD, he spent almost 3 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at ESO Garching and another
3 years as Senior Research Associate at the former Royal Greenwich Observatory.
He then moved to the USA to take up a position as Associate Scientist at the NRAO-VLA
in Socorro, New Mexico, where he worked for the better part of 6 years. He subsequently
moved to “Old” Mexico, helping his Mexican colleagues set up a Department of Astronomy
at the University of Guanajuato and, as staff scientist at INAOE in Puebla, to contribute
to efforts to build the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT). Since September 2004 he
is back in Europe, as Full Professor at the University of Hertfordshire.