Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers



Space Rocks and Shooting Stars
Wednesday 12th August 2020
Start time : 20:00

Speaker : Paul Fellows

Space Rocks and Shooting Stars

Comets and Meteors can be an impressive sight in the night sky, but the study of them has told us a huge amount about the origins of the Solar System and the Planets including Earth. Paul will show where these space rocks and dirty snowballs come from, and the story that they reveal including the implications for life on Earth and beyond.

The Nights of August the 11th/12th/13th is the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower so the CAA will be having a meteor watch

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.

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