May 2022 – News

26th May

Friends Observing: Unfortunately, cloudy skies prevented the Dome from being opened for solar observing. Instead a small group of Friends joined CEB and GKWJ on Zoom to consider the progress of Solar Cycle 25

23rd May

Outreach Visit: The Eton Group Heads of Physics annual meeting was held at Marlborough College this year and following a morning of discussion, including a presentation on the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) by CEB, the 12 attendees enjoyed a visit to the Blackett Observatory with GKWJ in the afternoon

19th May

External Talk: CEB delivered the lecture ‘Illuminating the dark ages – the era of James Webb’ at Green Templeton College, Oxford to a large audience, as part of this year’s Astronomy for All lectures series. This was the 46th lecture in the series originally convened by CEB in 2006

10th May

Radcliffe Society: A small group of society members met for the May meeting with GKWJ and JAG. Our 2022 RAS GCSE Poster Competition prize winning pupil gave a presentation on his winning entry, GKWJ gave a Latest News round-up and then the group started its investigation of rocket science with a selection of videos. We started to plan our own small rocket launch attempt for the June meeting, looking at kit required and the potential risks associated with a launch. Next Meeting: 20th June