Robin Catchpole (online-only meeting)
Robin Catchpole (online-only meeting)

Robin Catchpole (online-only meeting)

Wed 27th Apr 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Place: Online

Category: Monthly Society Meetings

At our April meeting, Robin Catchpole will give a talk titled “The Sun and Climate Change”.

The April meeting will be online only. Zoom details will be emailed to members via the TOAST list.

The meeting will start at 7:45pm and the Zoom room will open from 7:30pm.

Speaker bio:

Dr Robin Catchpole works as an astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, having retired as Senior Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in July 2004.

After obtaining a BSc at University College London, he was posted to the Royal Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, now known as the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). He received his doctorate at the University of Cape Town and spent nearly quarter of a century in South Africa, working first at the Radcliffe Observatory in Pretoria and then at the SAAO in Cape Town.

He returned to the UK in the 1990s, first to Cambridge before moving to Greenwich as Senior Astronomer, where he was involved in the development of the new Astronomy Centre.

Robin Catchpole has authored and co-authored over 100 research papers and articles and used a number of telescopes around the world including the Hubble Space Telescope.

His research interests include the composition of stars, exploding stars, the structure of our Galaxy and galaxies with black holes at their centres. His current research interest is in the structure of the Bulge of our Milky Way Galaxy, as shown by Mira variables.