Monthly Meeting - Gravitational Waves - 20 April 2022

Date(s) - 20/04/2022
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Henry Dixon Hall

Gravitational Waves

About This Month’s Speaker – Dr Matt Bothwell.

Dr Bothwell is Public Astronomer at the University of Cambridge and a science communicator who gives astronomy talks and lectures on almost any area of astronomy, as well as making regular media appearances.

When he is not doing outreach, he is an observational astronomer, who uses a range of state-of-the-art observing facilities to study the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time. He is also the author of the 2021 popular astronomy book ‘The Invisible Universe: Why There’s More to Reality than Meets the Eye’.


Anyone is welcome – beginner or expert – and there is no need to pre-book. A small charge applies to help us cover costs (typically £3 for non-members; £2 for members; U16s free). Doors open at 7.30pm with the talk starting at 8.00pm.

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Covid Precautions

  • You are encouraged to wear a mask and you are asked to be respectful and sensitive to the medical circumstances of others
  • What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19
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    Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you:

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  • If you have Covid symptoms and have not taken a test, please do not attend.
  • There will be a section of the Hall for exclusively mask wearers. If you are wearing a mask you may of course sit where you want but if you are not wearing a mask do not sit in the masks only area. We have vulnerable people in our club and we want to make our meeting accessible for them.
  • We will ventilate the Hall to the best of our ability.