What's On at Cafe Sci

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

The Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is the public and FREE Science Interest Group of the Active Hampshire Social Club.  The meetings and talks are all public events (though some external events such as theatre trips require advance payment and/or booking) which are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the latest ideas in Science and Technology.

You can find out more about the Active Hampshire Social Club at:

www.activehampshire.org.uk

You can join this Cafe sci Meetup group free of charge to receive email notifications of our talks and any science and technology talks, debates and lectures that we hear about in the local area.

We run our own talk and discussion meetings with an invited speaker on the last working Monday of every month (except in December). These are held from 7.30pm at the Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT in the Top of Town area of Basingstoke..

You are welcome to arrive at the monthly meeting venue any time from 6.30pm onwards for drinks and cakes etc.  The main talk starts at 7.30pm and usually lasts around 30 to 40 minutes. There is then a short break after the talk for you to get more drinks and cakes etc before we go into the main discussion session.  We generally aim to finish at around 9.00pm with some time afterwards until 10.00pm for you to chat to the speakers and other members.

We aim to provide members with information about a wide range of events that may be of interest.  We include on the web site details of Cafe Scientifique meetings in Reading, Winchester and Southampton plus those of our local Skeptics in the Pub rational debating groups in Reading and Winchester.

For any queries about Cafe Scientifique in Basingstoke, contact the organizer Bob Clifford at the email address below:

info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk


 
From: Fri 24 Mar 2017
15 events listed.

Meetup Sat 25 Mar 2017 
WINCHESTER SCIENCE CTR - LIVE SHOW: "BIG BROTHERS" 
Location:   Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HX
Time:   19:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Science Centre
Tonight's live presentation is titled "Big Brothers" and will be at 6.00pm and 8.10pm at the Winchester Science Centre (1 hr inc Q&A). 

A special, live planetarium show developed by presenter Alex Boxley each month. The show lasts 1hr including questions and answers.

We tend to think of the Earth as being a big place; we use phrases like €œthe ends of the Earth€� to mean an almost unimaginable distance €“ yet when compared to some of our neighbours our home world suddenly seems rather small: the next biggest planet after the Earth is over 60x our size! Come and see some of the monsters of our Solar System and take a trip to a few of the behemoths lurking around other stars.

TICKET PRICES FOR THIS LIVE SHOW ARE £10 PER PERSON /£8 FOR CONCESSIONS. 

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DOOR OR ON LINE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS:


www.winchestersciencecentre.org/visitor-information/whats-on/saturday-night-at-the-planetarium


Saturday Night at the Planetarium also includes showings of fulldome films, and the later Astronomy Monthly show during these nights is aimed at a slightly higher level than the other showings. 

The minimum age for entry is 4yrs, although the live shows in particular are not recommended for such young children. They will be required to listen quietly, so please think carefully before bringing any child under 8yrs. 

Multiple bookings: 5-for-4 ticket offer for phone or in-person bookings only. You must book all five tickets at the same time, specifying all dates and times. The cheapest ticket is free.


Meetup Mon 27 Mar 2017 
BASINGSTOKE: "FROZEN ALIENS AND SUPERPOWERS" 
Location:   The Tea Bar, 19 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT
Time:   19:30
Meeting:   Hosted by: Bob Clifford and Nick Clarke, Organisers for Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique
Why not come along and find out what the future might hold for the latest research into low temperature physics at tonight's talk titled "Frozen Aliens and Superpowers". The talk and discussion will be lead by Jess Spurrell who is a researcher from University of Southampton

The Tea Bar will be open at least an hour before the talk which starts at 7.30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. 

Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee  and cakes to show your support for the The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.


Summary


Cryogenics typically works with liquid nitrogen (-196 degrees C or 77 K) and liquid helium (-268.8 degrees C or 4.2 K). Down at these temperatures, all sorts of unusual things can happen - electrical resistance can disappear, almost anything, from frogs to surfers, can levitate, liquid can climb out of its container, biological processes can be slowed almost to a halt. With some deft application of science, some clever calculations and some ingenious engineering, all of this is possible and more - yet for some reason, whenever you say you work in cryogenics, the first thing people ask is, "Do you freeze dead people? Or aliens?"

Join us to uncover some of the incredible things that cryogenics can do - and already has done - for you. We won't be freezing any dead people but we will explain why it's currently not a particularly sensible idea - and we may freeze an alien or two...

Speaker:  Jess Spurrell, University of Southampton

Jess Spurrell is about to submit her thesis on Cryogenic Engineering & Superconductivity at the University of Southampton. This is almost entirely unrelated to her MEng degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering with European Studies, which she studied also at the University of Southampton and at the SupAéro institute in Toulouse, France.

She has given over 30 talks, workshops and demonstrations around the UK including at Winchester and Brighton Science festivals, Science Show-off, Researchers۪ Caf̩, The Science Room @ the Art House and more. Since April 2016 she was also managing the RCUK-funded Talk to US! school-university partnership initiative and since January 2017 this role has morphed into the university۪s first School-University Partnership Officer.

FORMAT


The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. 


The discussions will aim to finish around 9.00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards ... and indulge in more of the Tea Bar's delicious cakes.


About Cafe Scientifique

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Host: Bob Clifford, Organiser for Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique
Hosted by:   Bob Clifford, Nick C 


Meetup Thu 30 Mar 2017 
WINCHESTER SKEPTICS: GMOS WILL KILL US ALL! 
Location:   The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
Time:   19:30
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Skeptics in the Pub
Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to this talk hosted by Winchester Skeptics In The Pub. Tonight's talk is titled "GMOs will kill us all!" and is led by Myles Power.

The front cafe bar area will be open from 7.00pm. The talks for Winchester Skeptics in the Pub start at 7.30pm in the main lecture theatre. There is a £3 fee including entry into a book raffle to cover speakers expenses and theatre hire that is collected at the door. 

Who?  Myles Power


What's the talk about?

For decades now, we have been told by organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth that genetically modified (GM) food is dangerous and has been shown to be harmful to humans.They have done a great job at convincing the population of their dangers by quoting scientific literature that claims GM-food has been shown, among other things, to cause cancer, leukaemia, and stomach inflammation; but is there really any truth to this? 

What do the papers these organisations are promoting really say, and do they have any flaws? Or, in actual fact, are GMOs going to kill us all? In my talk I am going to critique several highly referenced anti-GM papers, looking past their veneer of good science, and discovering what they really say about GMOs and the people who promote them.

Hosted by the Winchester Skeptics in the Pub
Hosted by:   Bob Clifford 


Meetup Mon 3 Apr 2017 
WIN CAFE SCI: "YOUR BODY VS THE COMMON COLD: THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN" 
Location:   The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
Time:   19:45
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by William Vine at Winchester Cafe Scientifique
Basingstoke science enthusiasts are invited to this talk by Dr Natt Day on the subject of €œYour Body vs The Common Cold: the Ultimate Showdown€�

All talks at Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street 7.15 for 7.45 unless otherwise advertised. Licensed bar serving hot drinks, cakes and snacks. No charge to attend. Contributions welcome.


Meetup Sat 8 Apr 2017 
WINCHESTER SCIENCE CTR - LIVE SHOW: "SMALL STUFF" 
Location:   Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HX
Time:   20:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Science Centre
Tonight's live presentation is titled "Small Stuff" and will be at 6.00pm and 8.10pm at the Winchester Science Centre (1 hr inc Q&A). 

A special, live planetarium show developed by presenter Alex Boxley each month. The show lasts 1hr including questions and answers.

Don€™t sweat the small stuff, or so the saying goes, but we ignore the little things in space at our peril. For instance 65 million years ago an object just a few miles across changed the course of life on earth forever by wiping out the dinosaurs, and the various small moons, comets, asteroids and dwarf planets we are now exploring are forcing us to re-evaluate our perceptions of the universe. Join us as we tour some of the enigmatic, if modestly sized, wonders of our solar system.

TICKET PRICES FOR THIS LIVE SHOW ARE £10 PER PERSON /£8 FOR CONCESSIONS. 

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DOOR OR ON LINE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS:


www.winchestersciencecentre.org/visitor-information/whats-on/saturday-night-at-the-planetarium


Saturday Night at the Planetarium also includes showings of fulldome films, and the later Astronomy Monthly show during these nights is aimed at a slightly higher level than the other showings. 

The minimum age for entry is 4yrs, although the live shows in particular are not recommended for such young children. They will be required to listen quietly, so please think carefully before bringing any child under 8yrs. 

Multiple bookings: 5-for-4 ticket offer for phone or in-person bookings only. You must book all five tickets at the same time, specifying all dates and times. The cheapest ticket is free.


Meetup Mon 10 Apr 2017 
SOTON CAFE SCI: "A SPEAKER FROM CRUK, CANCER RESEARCH UK" 
Location:   Southwestern Arms, 36 Adelaide Road, St Denys Southampton, Southampton
Time:   19:00
Meeting:   Hosted by: Nigel Cooke, Southampton Cafe Scientifique Organiser in the upstairs room of Southwestern Arms
Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to the Southampton Cafe Sci talk at the Southwestern Arms in St Denys in Southampton to listen to "A speaker from CRUK about the work done at Cancer Research UK"

Venue:


Southampton Cafe Sci meets in the upstairs room of the Southwestern Arms in Adelaide Road. The room will be available for our use for at least half an hour before the talk which starts at 7.30pm, so you can have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9.00pm.  Everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards.  Entry is by a purchase at the bar or by donation in the tin, for the venue facilities.


The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to use the bar to show your support for the Upton Arms who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Hosted by:  Nigel Cooke, Southampton Cafe Scientifique Organiser


Meetup Thu 20 Apr 2017 
WINCHESTER SKEPTICS: THE MICROBES WITHIN US AND A GRANDER VIEW OF LIFE 
Location:   The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
Time:   19:30
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Skeptics in the Pub
Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to this talk hosted by Winchester Skeptics In The Pub. Tonight's talk is titled "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes within us and a Grander View of Life" and is led by Ed Yong.

The front cafe bar area will be open from 7.00pm. The talks for Winchester Skeptics in the Pub start at 7.30pm in the main lecture theatre. There is a £3 fee including entry into a book raffle to cover speakers expenses and theatre hire that is collected at the door. 

Who?  Ed Yong


What's the talk about?

Details to follow.

Hosted by the Winchester Skeptics in the Pub
Hosted by:   Bob Clifford 


Meetup Sat 22 Apr 2017 
WINCHESTER SCIENCE CTR - LIVE SHOW: "SMALL STUFF" 
Location:   Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HX
Time:   20:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Science Centre
Tonight's live presentation is titled "Small Stuff" and will be at 6.00pm and 8.10pm at the Winchester Science Centre (1 hr inc Q&A). 

A special, live planetarium show developed by presenter Alex Boxley each month. The show lasts 1hr including questions and answers.

Don€™t sweat the small stuff, or so the saying goes, but we ignore the little things in space at our peril. For instance 65 million years ago an object just a few miles across changed the course of life on earth forever by wiping out the dinosaurs, and the various small moons, comets, asteroids and dwarf planets we are now exploring are forcing us to re-evaluate our perceptions of the universe. Join us as we tour some of the enigmatic, if modestly sized, wonders of our solar system.

TICKET PRICES FOR THIS LIVE SHOW ARE £10 PER PERSON /£8 FOR CONCESSIONS. 

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DOOR OR ON LINE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS:


www.winchestersciencecentre.org/visitor-information/whats-on/saturday-night-at-the-planetarium


Saturday Night at the Planetarium also includes showings of fulldome films, and the later Astronomy Monthly show during these nights is aimed at a slightly higher level than the other showings. 

The minimum age for entry is 4yrs, although the live shows in particular are not recommended for such young children. They will be required to listen quietly, so please think carefully before bringing any child under 8yrs. 

Multiple bookings: 5-for-4 ticket offer for phone or in-person bookings only. You must book all five tickets at the same time, specifying all dates and times. The cheapest ticket is free.


Meetup Wed 26 Apr 2017 
WINCHESTER SCI CTR - "NASA JUNO MISSION TO JUPITER" 
Location:   Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HX
Time:   18:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Science Centre
PLEASE NOTE THIS TALK IS AT THE WINCHESTER SCIENCE CENTRE

Tonight's talk by the Winchester Science Centre is titled "NASA Juno mission to Jupiter" and is led by Dr Emma Bunce  from the University of Leicester.    


These Wednesday lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the knowledge to give the very latest news from the research community. 

Although the primary audience is adults, older children are also welcome to attend.

Lecture: The Juno mission to Jupiter is NASA€™s latest endeavour to explore our outer solar system. Launched from Earth in 2011, Juno€™s trip to Jupiter took about five years. Though the journey may seem long, this flight plan allowed the mission to use Earth€™s gravity to speed the craft on its way. The spacecraft first looped around the inner solar system and then swung past Earth two years after launch to get a boost that propelled it onward to its destination. In July 2016, Juno successfully fired its main engine and was captured into orbit around the giant planet to begin its scientific mission. The daring spacecraft will now spend ~1.5 years performing a total of 37 orbits around Jupiter, beginning with two orbits that last 53 days before burning the main engine once more to adjust Juno into its final €œscience orbit€�.  This final trajectory takes Juno around the largest planet in our solar system 35 times in 14 days orbits, skimming just a few thousand kilometres above the cloud tops at closest approach.  The orbit and spacecraft and have been carefully designed to perform a clear set of science objectives in the solar system€™s harshest space environment.

Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Specifically, Juno will determine how much water is in Jupiter's atmosphere, which helps determine which planet formation theory is correct (or if new theories are needed). Juno will look deep into Jupiter's atmosphere to measure composition, temperature, cloud motions and other properties of the most dynamic atmosphere in the solar system. The close 14 day orbits will allow Juno to map Jupiter's magnetic and gravity fields, revealing the nature of the planet's deep interior (which is otherwise invisible). Finally, Juno will explore and study Jupiter's magnetosphere near the planet's poles, including the auroras €“ the brightest of any in the solar system €“ providing new insights about how the planet's enormous magnetic field is connected to its atmosphere.

Emma Bunce was awarded her PhD in 2001 for her thesis entitled €œLarge-scale current systems in the Jovian Magnetosphere€�. In 2003 she was awarded a PPARC Post-doctoral Fellowship to study Saturn€™s magnetosphere, she was then appointed to the Department€™s lecturing staff in 2005, and has enjoyed teaching undergraduates ever since. In 2009 she was promoted to Reader, and in 2013 she was promoted to Professor. To date, she has published roughly 90 papers in the scientific literature and her work has received national and international recognition.

Her main research interests have focused on the giant rotating magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, with a particular desire to explore and understand the mechanisms which generate the dynamic auroral emissions in their upper atmospheres. She has recently take on the role of PI on the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo MIXS instrument, and is a Co-Investigator on the NASA Cassini magnetometer team. She is also currently acting as the Deputy PI on the Imperial College (PI Professor Michele Dougherty) JUICE magnetometer, and a Co-Investigator on the JUICE UVS instrument (PI Randy Gladstone, SWRi).

Event Schedule

6pm: doors open, The Hub is open for drinks and snacks6.30pm: talk begins

Tickets: £10 per person.

Advance booking by calling the Science Centre. Free parking for evening events at Winchester Science. Suitable for ages 11yr+. Fully licensed bar available. This event will take place in the planetarium.

This show is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre.

Hosted by:  Winchester Science Centre

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Meetup Thu 27 Apr 2017 
UNIV OF WINCHESTER: 'CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF PREHISTORIC HEAD INJURIES' 
Location:   Medecroft 16, University of Winchester,, Sparkford Road, Winchester
Time:   18:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by the University of Winchester
Subscribers to Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique have been invited to attend The University of Winchester's Centre for Medical History's fourth free public seminar paper of 2017. 

The talk this evening will be presented by Dr Martin Smith from Bournemouth University. Dr Smith will be speaking on "Significant Impacts: Causes, consequences and Treatment of Prehistoric Head Injuries"

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUESTED SO WINCHESTER UNIVERSITY CAN ENSURE THEY CAN CATER FOR EVERYONE AT THE WINE RECEPTION.

The paper will begin at 6 pm in Medecroft 16 on the Thursday, 29 September on the University's King Alfred campus and will be followed by questions and a wine reception. 

Free parking on campus is available on the campus. 

HOW TO BOOK IN ADVANCE ...
Questions and RSVPs  for this event should be directed to Prof. Louise Curth at <a>louise.curth@winchester.­ac.uk</a>


Meetup Mon 1 May 2017 
WIN CAFE SCI: "BUBBLE DYNAMICS" 
Location:   The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
Time:   19:45
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by William Vine at Winchester Cafe Scientifique
Basingstoke science enthusiasts are invited to this talk by Nikhil Mistry on the subject of €œBubble Dynamics€�.

All talks at Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street 7.15 for 7.45 unless otherwise advertised. Licensed bar serving hot drinks, cakes and snacks. No charge to attend. Contributions welcome.


Meetup Wed 10 May 2017 
WINCHESTER SCI CTR - "EUCLID: A SPACE MISSION TO MAP THE DARK UNIVERSE" 
Location:   Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HX
Time:   18:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Science Centre
PLEASE NOTE THIS TALK IS AT THE WINCHESTER SCIENCE CENTRE

Tonight's talk by the Winchester Science Centre is titled "Euclid: a space mission to map the dark Universe" and is led by Dr Dida Markovic  from the University of Portsmouth. 

These Wednesday lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the knowledge to give the very latest news from the research community. 

Although the primary audience is adults, older children are also welcome to attend.

Lecture: 

The Euclid space telescope, with a planned launch in late 2020, will use its two instruments to observe the optical and infra-red light across nearly half the sky. It will image and measure the redshifts of millions of distant galaxies in order to catalogue them, their properties and their spatial distribution. From the apparent distortion of galaxy shapes we will measure the gravitational lensing caused by dark matter mass bending the space through which light travels. By looking at the tendency of galaxies to cluster, we will search for the remnants of giant acoustic bubbles from the early universe. Using them as a 'standard ruler', we will study the history of expanding space and therefore the history of cosmic gravity. With these two nearly independent measures of the topography of our space-time, we will attempt to unveil the nature of gravity, dark matter and dark energy.

Dida Markovic is a postdoc at the University of Portsmouth, working on Euclid, a mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe. She has obtained her PhD with the International Max Planck Research School in February 2013 in the Physical Cosmology group at the Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, on €˜Constraining Cosmology in the Non-linear Domain: Warm Dark Matter.€™ Her research interests include large scale structure, cosmic shear and warm dark matter.

Event Schedule

6pm: doors open, The Hub is open for drinks and snacks

6.30pm: talk begins

Tickets: £10 per person.

Advance booking by calling the Science Centre. Free parking for evening events at Winchester Science. Suitable for ages 11yr+. Fully licensed bar available. This event will take place in the planetarium.

This show is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre.

Hosted by:  Winchester Science Centre

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Meetup Thu 25 May 2017 
UNIV OF WINCHESTER: 'POLITICS OF PAIN IN EARLY 19TH-CENTURY BRITISH SURGERY' 
Location:   Medecroft 16, University of Winchester,, Sparkford Road, Winchester
Time:   18:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by the University of Winchester
Subscribers to Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique have been invited to attend The University of Winchester's Centre for Medical History's fifth free public seminar paper of 2017. 

The talk this evening will be presented by Dr Michael Brown from Roehampton University. Dr Brown will be speaking on "**A Theatre of Emotions: Sensibility and the Politics of Pain in Early Nineteenth-Century British Surgery". This talk is being co-hosted by University of Winchester Centre for Modern History.

ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUESTED SO WINCHESTER UNIVERSITY CAN ENSURE THEY CAN CATER FOR EVERYONE AT THE WINE RECEPTION.

The paper will begin at 6 pm in Medecroft 16 on the Thursday, 29 September on the University's King Alfred campus and will be followed by questions and a wine reception. 

Free parking on campus is available on the campus. 

HOW TO BOOK IN ADVANCE ...
Questions and RSVPs  for this event should be directed to Prof. Louise Curth at <a>louise.curth@winchester.­ac.uk</a>
Hosted by:   Bob Clifford 


Meetup Wed 14 Jun 2017 
WINCHESTER SCI CTR - "WHEN GALAXIES COLLIDE" 
Location:   Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HX
Time:   18:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Science Centre
PLEASE NOTE THIS TALK IS AT THE WINCHESTER SCIENCE CENTRE

Tonight's talk by the Winchester Science Centre is titled "When Galaxies Collide" and is led by Professor Carolin Crawford from the University of Cambridge.  

These Wednesday lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the knowledge to give the very latest news from the research community. 

Although the primary audience is adults, older children are also welcome to attend.

Lecture: 

There is a whole Universe of galaxies out there, displaying a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours. I shall be talking about those 'peculiar' galaxies that appear very different from their mainstream counterparts - galaxies which have been pulled together and then pulled apart by gravity to make some of the most spectacular deep sky objects. I shall discuss the toll that such an encounter exerts on an individual galaxy's properties, and the wider implications of the phenomenon.

Carolin Crawford is Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy and one of Britain's foremost science communicators. Professor Crawford€™s primary research interests are in combining observations from different wavebands to study the physical processes occurring around massive galaxies at the core of clusters of galaxies - in particular, how they relate to the central supermassive black hole.

Event Schedule

6pm: doors open, The Hub is open for drinks and snacks

6.30pm: talk begins

Tickets: £10 per person.

Advance booking by calling the Science Centre. Free parking for evening events at Winchester Science. Suitable for ages 11yr+. Fully licensed bar available. This event will take place in the planetarium.

This show is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre.

Hosted by:  Winchester Science Centre

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Meetup Mon 10 Jul 2017 
SOTON CAFE SCI: "THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF FOOD " 
Location:   Southwestern Arms, 36 Adelaide Road, St Denys Southampton, Southampton
Time:   19:00
Meeting:   Hosted by: Nigel Cooke, Southampton Cafe Scientifique Organiser in the upstairs room of Southwestern Arms
Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to the Southampton Cafe Sci talk at the Southwestern Arms in St Denys in Southampton. The talk is being given by Dr Tony Curran from the University of Southampton and is about,  "The Carbon Footprint of Food "

Venue:


Southampton Cafe Sci meets in the upstairs room of the Southwestern Arms in Adelaide Road. The room will be available for our use for at least half an hour before the talk which starts at 7.30pm, so you can have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9.00pm.  Everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards.  Entry is by a purchase at the bar or by donation in the tin, for the venue facilities.


The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to use the bar to show your support for the Upton Arms who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Hosted by:  Nigel Cooke, Southampton Cafe Scientifique Organiser



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