This Friday at 8pm we will have our regular "Learning Friday". Dr James Murray, Astrophysicist and our Outreach Officer will present on "Chaos in the Solar System":
Anybody who has taken a small child shopping will instinctively understand that it is possible for two bodies that start with almost identical positions and velocities to rapidly end up at opposite ends of the supermarket (or solar system). This is chaos at work. This Friday the 22nd of March James will describe the forces that at once turned a higgledy piggledy set of planets into the nicely ordered set we have today, and at the same time make it very difficult to predict where the planets will be in the future (although at least one is likely to be at the sweets counter).
Following the presentation, there will be a light supper and viewing through the MBO telescopes.If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along.
Members' Night is on every Friday night commencing at 8PM. Guests are always welcome. Please consider the neighbours and drive in quietly using low beam only, or better still, parking lights.