Wed 25th Aug 2021
Time: 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Monthly Society Meetings
The Wonders of the Southern Skies
Prof. Ian Morrison will look at some of the most interesting objects in the southern skies.
Prof. Ian Morison FRAS is an astronomer and astrophysicist who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy. Though a radio astronomer by profession, now in his 54th year at the Jodrell Bank Observatory of the University of Manchester, he has been a keen amateur optical astronomer since making his first simple telescope with lenses given to him by his optician when 11 or 12. In 1990 he helped found the Macclesfield Astronomy Society of which he is now patron and he is a past president of the UK’s Society for Popular Astronomy, now acting as its Instrument and Imaging Advisor. He writes a regular ‘Telescope Topics’ column for ‘Popular Astronomy’ and has made many contributions to the ‘Sky at Night’ and ‘Astronomy Now’ magazines.
The meeting will start at 7:45pm. Doors open from 7:30pm.