Planetary Nebulae – 26th June 2003

This month’s talk, about “Planetary Nebulae“ was given by Owen Brazell. He started by telling us about the early observations of planetary nebulae by observers like Messier, Ross, and the Herschels. William Herschel first used the description “planetary nebula“. Many … Continue reading

Galaxy Formation – 27th March 2003

Lisa Wright gave us an informative and well-balanced talk with the title “Galaxy Formation: Painting by Numbers“, illustrated using computer animations and a practical demonstration using a lycra sheet, a large steel ball bearing and various other less weighty spheres. … Continue reading

V2 – 26th September 2002

Murray Barber from Wadhurst Astronomical Society gave us an interesting and very informative talk entitled “V2 – First Dangerous Step into Space“. He illustrated it with many slides and a video showing several V2 test launches from Peenemünde. He also … Continue reading