Wells

Cosmology Group

LeaderEmily
Meeting pattern Monthly at 11.00 am on the 2nd Monday of the month.
Venue Little Theatre, Portway, Wells Zoom meetings

Covid-19 update:
Due to the current pandemic, we have started meeting online (using Zoom) to share presentations, photos etc and to discuss topics. This has unfortunately excluded some of our members, who for a variety of reasons have been unable to join in. We aim to keep these members up to date by sending out copies of presentations, links to relevant websites and You Tube videos etc. We continue to meet at 11.00 am on the 2nd Monday of the month.
We have space for more members, and can talk you through how to install and use Zoom to enable your full participation. Please use the Pigeon icon to get in touch with me. Emily.

Home Page Image

This galaxy NGC7331, similar to our own Milky Way is 50 million light years from us in the constellation of Pegasus.
Image credit ESA/Hubble & NASA/D. Milisavljevic (Purdue University)

Our Purpose, Membership and Waiting List

Cosmology is the science of the origin and development of the universe. When this doesn't give us enough to discuss we will venture into other associated realms of study including astronomy, particle physics and the philosophy of science.

Pre-Covid, our meetings were normally structured around a presentation on a cosmology-related topic by one of our members, a tea break and finally watching a video lecture, from a series on a topic of interest, by a professional cosmologist or physicist. We are studying The Theory of Everything (the quest to explain all reality) by Professor Don Lincoln, and members have access to this series of lectures online. We encourage all our members to contribute, and find that we learn most by researching topics for presentation.
We currently have 13 members, and have room for 5 more.

Recent Topics

  • Cosmic Microwave Background radiation (CMB)
  • The Hubble Constant
  • One possible fate of the Universe: Roger Penrose’s Conformal cyclic cosmology
  • The Big Bang
  • A brief history of telescopes
  • The nature of time
  • The Milky Way
  • Observation of the Moon
  • Stellar Evolution
  • Radio Interferometry
  • Halton Arp, Astronomer
  • The Juno Mission to Jupiter
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