Weymouth & Portland

Science and Technology

Weymouth and Portland U3A Science and Technology Club

Meets on second Tuesday Monthly at 10am - July/August Summer Break No meetings/talks

Attendance Instructions: If you have already received emails from Alex Scott, then you do not need to do anything. Alex will send you a reminder email as normal for each talk. If you are not a member of the Weymouth and Portland U3A, please contact Alex Scott via the U3A website so that I can put you on the mailing list. New members are welcome.

Please note: Talks may be cancelled or re-arranged under certain circumstances. If your name is on the contact list, you will be informed of these changes by email.

November 9th 10am - LIFE ON VENUS - OR NOT By Richard Doney
In September 2020, a multinational team led by Prof Jane Greaves of Cardiff University announced the detection of Phospine inthe atmosphere of Venus. The team proposed that the presence of Phosphine indicated biological activity or "life". This caused a sensation in the scientific community,challenging the belief that Venus was just too inhospitable to host any form
of life. The subsequent debate and counter-arguments in the community provide a text book example of 'the scientific method'.

This talk asks:
- what is life?
- what about life elsewhere in the Solar System?
- what exactly was the Venus discovery?
Shows how the Scientific Method kicked into gear
And wonders: is there life on Venus or not

Dates for your Diary
Tue Nov 9th LIFE ON VENUS - OR NOT By Richard Doney
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Calligraphy Chess Creative Writing Current Affairs Discussion
Cycling Exploring Literature Family History Fitness (MIOLI)
French Conversation Gardening Club German - Beginners ZOOM only German - Improvers ZOOM only
Golf for Pleasure History Italian (Beginners) Life Skill-Progressive relax
Mah Jong Military History MOTO (Members On Their Own) Music Appreciation
On the Buses Outings and Theatre Trips Photography Play Reading
Rummikub Russian Studies and Language Science and Technology Scottish Country Dancing
Scrabble for Fun Singing for Pleasure Spice Club Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis Ukulele Walks (Local) Watercolour Painting
More Group Pages
Badminton Book Club
Bridge Bus Pass Wednesday Walkers
Calligraphy Chess
Creative Writing Current Affairs Discussion
Cycling Exploring Literature
Family History Fitness (MIOLI)
French Conversation Gardening Club
German - Beginners ZOOM only German - Improvers ZOOM only
Golf for Pleasure History
Italian (Beginners) Life Skill-Progressive relax
Mah Jong Military History
MOTO (Members On Their Own) Music Appreciation
On the Buses Outings and Theatre Trips
Photography Play Reading
Rummikub Russian Studies and Language
Science and Technology Scottish Country Dancing
Scrabble for Fun Singing for Pleasure
Spice Club Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis Ukulele
Walks (Local) Watercolour Painting