Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers


Saturday Matinee by Zoom

The Oort Cloud
Saturday 23rd January 2021
Start time : 16:00

Speaker : Paul Fellows

The Oort Cloud

In the 1950s Jan Oort suggested that the Sun might be enveloped by a huge cloud of icy objects in orbits way beyond the normal distances of the planets.
In this talk we will look at the reasons why he made these predictions and why we still believe he will be proved right, despite the fact that 70 years on we still haven't made any definate detection of such a cloud.

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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