Cancelled Public Meeting - Red Dwarf Stars - March 2020 -

Date/Time
Date(s) - 18/03/2020
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location
Henry Dixon Hall


CANCELLED

Red Dwarf Stars with James Hannan

Red Dwarf stars are relatively unknown stars, despite making up 71% of known stars in our galaxy. This talk will give an introduction and overview of Red Dwarf stars, and then look at the phenomena of how the predicted size of Red Dwarfs varies from observations – possibly demonstrating other factors are at play.

Red Dwarfs were the focus of the research of my MSc dissertation, we will go through the processes I went through and the discoveries made, and how all of this was nearly undone by a new piece of research one week before my deadline…

About James Hannan

I have had the great honour of being the chair of the NEAS for a number of years; professionally I am an Assistant Headteacher who teaches Physics up to A-Level. My qualifications are a BSc (Hons) in Astrophysics and I recently completed a two year part-time MSc in Astrophysics.

My professional memberships include as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Member of the Institute of Physics, Founding Member of the Chartered College of Teaching, council member for the Federation of Astronomical Societies.

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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.

Note that if you are using satnav system, this postcode may not take you directly to the hall – please check this Google Maps link if you aren’t sure: http://g.co/maps/kt88j