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October 2019

Astronomy Night

Wed 30 October, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 2:30 am
Observatory

The Physics department has its very own fully functioning observatory, it was installed in 2009 and has been in use ever since. It is a 3.5m dome located on the edge of the university, housed within it are a collection of permanently mounted and smaller portable telescopes used primarily for undergraduate teaching and occasional outreach events for local schools and cub scout groups. The main equipment we have for teaching at the observatory is listed below: 16 inch Meade LX200…

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February 2020

Astrophotography Workshop

Wed 5 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pilkington Library
Free

In our first collaboration of the year with the lovely people from Photosoc, we will be trying out some astrophotography! Astrophotography captures the night sky at its most beautiful, join us as we attempt to capture as much as possible!

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Space Industry Lecture: Deep Space

Thu 27 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
D109, James France Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU United Kingdom
Free

Loughborough Space Society invites you to our first evening of the Space Industry Lecture Series!

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March 2020

Space Industry Lecture Series: Across the Solar System

Tue 10 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SCH1.01, Schofield Building, University Road
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU United Kingdom
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Free

Hey everyone!   We are happy to announce our speakers and topics for the second evening of the Space Industry Lecture Series!   ?? Kevin Kilburn FRAS: 'NOT 50 Shades of Grey': How to observe the surface coloration of the Moon   A life-long amateur astronomer, at least since the solar eclipse of 30 June 1954, aged four, Kevin joined Manchester Astronomical Society in 1969 and have been a council member since 1970, serving as president on three separate occasions.…

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Talking Business in Space: Asteroid Mining

Tue 10 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SCH1.01, Schofield Building, University Road
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU United Kingdom
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Free

Ready for an evening full of space and business? The Loughborough Enterprise Network and Loughborough Space will host an event welcoming Mitch Hunter-Scullion, one of the Earth's most vocal proponents of Asteroid Mining, UK Asteroid Mining Pioneer, Disruptive Innovator and Techno-Futurist.

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Mars Colony World Café

Sat 21 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Loughborough University, Epinal Way
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU United Kingdom
Free

Living on Mars? How would we grow food? ? How would we get funding? ? How would we grow a society? ?‍?‍?‍? And what about mental health? ?
Discuss these questions and many more at the Mars Colony World Café!

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Space Industry Lecture Series: The Story of the Cosmos

Tue 24 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SCH1.01, Schofield Building, University Road
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU United Kingdom
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Free

Hey everyone!   We are happy to announce our speakers and topics for the third and final evening of the Space Industry Lecture Series!   ❄? Prof. Ian Robson: Supercool Astronomy: Very cold objects in space Ian has a long and distinguished history in the space industry and within the Space & Technology Facilities Council. He has published over 200 papers in astronomy, a textbook on Active Galactic Nuclei and edited four international conference proceedings.   ?? Dr. Ian Whittaker:…

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