April 2019 Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Our next meeting of 2019 season will be on Monday 1st April, it starts at 8pm sharp in our usual venue of Ballyclare High School Lecture TheatreDirections can be found here.

andrew dennis

We have a new speaker visiting us in April, Dr. Andrew Dennis from Andor Technology will be giving us a talk titled 'The Role of Non-imaging cameras in Cutting Edge Astronomy'.

About the talk: When we think of Astronomy we think of beautiful Astrophotograpy images, but behind the scenes there are usually a vast array of “technical” cameras which ensure the telescope remains aligned, perform deep Astronomical analysis or produce details of the chemical composition of far off worlds. To make a Hollywood analogy, these cameras could be considered to be the Screenplay writers, Visual effects engineers or Directors of the Astronomy world, without these cameras the “lead actors” simply couldn’t perform.

About Andrew: Andrew Dennis works at Andor technology and is the Director with responsibility for product Strategy. Andrew is a scientist with backgrounds in both Chemistry & Physics and a PhD in Spectroscopy.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. Dennis along to the society! Andor is a company born in N.Ireland and their technology is used in some of the biggest telescopes in the world. We think N.Ireland is a fantastic place to be, if you want to work in astro physics, and we want to share this with you! We do this by inviting along the people who are living it here and now, to tell us what they are working on!

Please note: Under 16's are very welcome but due to our child protection policy, we ask that they are accompanied by an adult.

As always we will have refreshments available after the meeting, a donation bucket is available at the door if you wish to support us in our work!

Hope to see you all there!

 

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