Wed 24th Nov 2021
Time: 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Monthly Society Meetings
At our November online meeting, Tony Sizer will give a talk titled How The Milky Way Got Its Arms.
Anthony Sizer will be discussing ideas concerning the origin of the spiral arms of the Milky Way (and other galaxies), taking in a bit of history and astrophysics (nothing complicated, he promises) along the way. Whether the audience believe the conclusions is a matter of personal choice (how did the leopard get its spots?).
Anthony read Chemistry at Pembroke College, Cambridge, a long time ago he says and, while there “spent far too much time playing with the Northumberland Telescope, even observing Neptune with it”. He also worked with the famous discoverer of pulsars, Jocelyn Bell.
After leaving Cambridge, he taught chemistry, but for 45 years worked part time at the Royal Observatory Greenwich delivering planetarium lectures, running telescope sessions with the Great Equatorial Telescope and teaching GCSE astronomy to school students.
He has been the Programme Secretary of the Orpington Astronomical Society since 2005.
The meeting will start at 7:45pm. Doors open from 7:30pm.