Saturday 5th December 2020
Start time : 16:00
Speaker : Paul Fellows
Interplanetary, and interstellar space is rarely completely empty and the presence of dust is vital to the formation of new stars and solar systems, it is how planets grow and even may account for the origins of life itself.
In this talk Paul will take a look under the bed of the Astronomer and pull out all the dusty secrets from the Zodiacal Light, the Gegenschein and Giant Molecular Clouds and see how this often overlooked material is so important to the Universe's story.
Our talks are aimed at the beginner level and can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of experience.
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About our speaker:
Paul is chairman of the Cambridge Astronomical Society and a keen amateur astronomer having built his first telescope in 1975, he now operates his own private observatory and takes many astronomical images of both deep sky and solar system objects.
He studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge, from which he has an MA in Natural Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Computer Science. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and
RAS Fellow to Cunard line as well as a part-time advisor and board member of a number of software and electronics design companies in the Cambridge area.