This talk will answer questions like ‘What is a giant molecular cloud?’, ‘How big are they exactly?’ and ‘Where did all the molecules come from?’.
This informal lecture is suitable for astronomy societies, U3A groups, Explorer Scouts and Girlguiding Rangers, and anyone with a keen mind for all things Space. It explains cosmic recycling – the birth and death of stars – in jargon-free language for all to grasp. It also explores the origin of astrobiology and the cosmic dust cycle.
Beautiful examples of interstellar clouds, including ‘Giant Molecular Clouds’ and ‘Bok Globules’, are presented throughout. Many of these incredible objects are familiar to us since astro photography has become accessible to so many of us. This talk explains the science behind these images, and presents research into their 3D shape and structure.
£50 for up to one hour
£90 for up to two hours
We can bring all equipment needed, but can plug into your projection and audio system if you have one.
TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
Travel is free within a 20 mile radius of Hastings, and charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey will take over 2 hours, we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £40. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.
Lectures and talks can take place anywhere that can accommodate a projector and screen, plus enough chairs for the audience to sit comfortably (a classroom or village hall will do just fine).
To make a booking, please use the Booking Form (click the big button at the top of the page). If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.
HEALTH & SAFETY
• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• The speaker holds an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carries photo ID