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Next Bredhurst meeting
Friday 28th Nov
A Quest for Aliens
Special Announcement and Demo
Doors open at 7:45pm, meeting starts at 8pm.
(Follow link for location)
Canterbury Observing Status
Friday 21st November
Please check here for status at 7:30pm on the night
Observing status can be found in the forum, under the Observing Forum category by 19:30 on the evening of the session. The location of the meeting place can be found at the bottom of the "Events" page. Members of the public are very welcome to our observing sessions, meet at the location below.
Here is a listing of our upcoming events,
see below for start times and location details .
Will Hughes: A Quest for Aliens +
According to the late great Carl Sagan, 'Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
In many ways, life is incredible. It flourishes all over our tiny planet, and can even be found thriving in the most hostile of locations. Yet, despite all of our searching, we have never been able to confirm the presence of alien life elsewhere in our own Solar System. At present, we are therefore nothing more than a tiny oasis in the vast cosmos of space.
This talk will examine the plausibility of the 'Goldilocks Zone', a theoretical region of space around a parent star which is proposed to be capable of supporting life as we know it. The talk will also explore some of the most likely scenarios for discovering alien life within our own Solar System and elsewhere, using some terrestrial analogies which have recently given us new hope in our search.
At the end of the talk there will also be an opportunity for audience members to put their own ideas forward in an open debate on the topic of alien life. Whether you are someone who is in favour or not, this is undoubtedly one of the fundamental questions that we can as ask as a species, and to date, we are no closer to an answer.
We are pleased to have a very special announcement to make at the meeting. After the announcement, we will take a few minutes to show you something new and exciting.
We hope you will be there to help us mark this special event.
Christmas Special: Could you survive on the Moon?
Not a quiz but an entertaining challenge that will have you arguing with your team mates.
We have some special activities lined up to help celebrate another successful year for the society and its members.
So bring food and drink to share (or keep to yourself) and prepare to be entertained and challenged.
Could you survive on the Moon? Let's find out!
We meet on the 2nd and last Friday of each month, except in August and at Christmas, when there are no meetings.
There are possible Observing evenings at our Observatory in Canterbury, every Friday when we are not at a Bredhurst meeting.
Check the website on the day to see if we are open, as this is dependent on weather and personnel.
Meetings of the society are held at Bredhurst (see link for location) Doors Open 7:45pm for an 8:00pm start unless stated otherwise.
Observation sessions are held (weather permitting)at our observatory in Canterbury (see link for location) on any Friday evenings except the second and last Fridays in the month.!-
Sidewalk Astronomy Events are held in the Medway Maritime Carpark (see link for location).
For all paid-up members, attendance at all Bredhurst meetings will be subject to a £1 fee (with free tea/coffee), attendance at the Canterbury observatory is free.
There is a £3 attendance fee for casual visitors and prospective members, this includes free Tea/coffee. Prospective members will have this fee waived for the first two visits.
All persons under 18yrs must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.