There will be different topics on each day and some will include practical activities. Each session will be about 1 hour long and there will be 2 sessions per day one at 11am and one at 2pm.
The programme for 2020 is still to be confirmed but will certainly include astronomy related themes such as an introduction to stargazing and recognising some of the constellations.' There will also be talks about the site and its history. See below for more details as they are confirmed.
Date to be confirmed
An Introduction to Stargazing and Recognising Some of the Constellations.
Speaker: Sandra Voss
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought about the stars? Have you ever thought about the patterns of stars we call the constellations and how they came to be? As a brief introduction to whet your appetite, these short talks will guide you through some of the more recognisable patterns of stars and will help you navigate your way across the night sky.
Friday 18th September
Stars and Stoolball: An Oral History of the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux
Speaker: Ian Whiteley
From 1958 to 1990, the buildings and grounds of Herstmonceux Castle were the home, office and playground of the UK’s premier observatory. Science Centre volunteer Ian Whiteley presents video memories of some of the renowned astronomers, engineers and theoreticians who lived and worked at this historic site. Hear about the discovery of the first black hole, of earning five bob a night as an observer in the domes, and of how the people who built their careers here felt about the RGO’s closure.
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