Saturday 25 August 2012

Neil Armstrong dies

Neil Armstrong, the first man to stand on the moon, has died today, aged 82. More information from the BBC can been found here and here.

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Bernard Lovell dies

We are sad to announce that Bernard Lovell, the man behind Jodrell Bank, passed away yesterday.

More details from the BBC here, and from the University of Manchester here.

Monday 6 August 2012

Curiosity lands on Mars.

At 6.32 this morning, NASA's robot explorer Curiosity successfully landed on Mars. Following in a line of illustrious predecessors including the Vikings, Pathfinder, Spirit and Opportunity, lets hope this will further increase our knowledge of the red planet.

BBC Report.


Our next meeting is on Wednesday 26th September at 7.30 pm. The speaker is Prof. Albert Zijlstra of the University of Manchester, and his subject will be: Planetary Nebulae of the Galactic Bulge.

Please note that there is no meeting in August.