Hertford Astronomy Group
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Open Evenings at Bayfordbury Observatory:
27 November 2015
22 January 2016
26 February 2016
18 March 2016
Free entry to members of HAG if you help out with recruitment stand or Back Garden Telescope Display by the domes. Let the Programme Secretary (Alan) know if you intend to attend.
8:00 - 10:00pm
Doors open at 7:30 although the bar is open earlier for a drink or meal.
Meetings held at:
Panshanger Golf Complex
Old Herns Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
9 September 2015
25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope
14 October 2015
Unveiling the invisible sky: the power of radio astronomy
11 November 2015
UVOT - Catching Gamma Ray Bursts on the Fly
9 December 2015
13 January 2016
10 February 2016
9 March 2016
13 April 2016
Finding a Super Nova!
11 May 2016
Astro Biology Little Green Things-Detecting Life on Earth and Exoplanets
8 June 2016
Pikonic - Disruptive Technologies
Imaging astronomical objects can be both aesthetically pleasing and informative and of course often technically challenging. However, in many cases photometry can provide far more information; e.g. eclipsing binaries, extrasolar planet transits. I will discuss how photometry is best carried out and in particular some of the common problems.
About Professor James Hough
Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire.
He led the astronomy research programme at the University of Hertfordshire for almost 40 years, retiring as Director of the Centre for Astrophysics in 2010. The Centre has over 60 researchers and covers a wide range of astronomy from exoplanets to high-redshift galaxies.
He has published ~200 refereed papers with a majority of these based on polarimetric observations in the optical and near-infrared using instruments designed and built by himself and used at major observatories in Australia, Hawaii and the Canary Islands.
Professor Hough was awarded the Daiwa-Adrian prize for UK-Japan scientific collaborations in 1998, and the Royal Astronomical Society Herschel Medal in 2010.
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