Galaxy Zoo Goes to Bristol

Slightly short notice, but if you’re in or near Bristol, UK, there are two Galaxy Zoo talks taking place this Friday, 23rd January. They’re at the Bristol Astronomical Society, but anyone is welcome to attend.

One talk will be Rick Nowell, about the peas – which are becoming a remarkably large topic; more here, here and here – and one will be me be talking about Galaxy Zoo generally. It’s a “club night”, which means that several speakers will cover various topics. There will be professional and amateur astronomers in the audience, and I hope some members of the public such as you, too. We’re still debating on whether to podcast it or not . . .

The address is Bristol Grammar School, which is next to Bristol University, very near the centre. It starts at 7:15 p.m. and is free. We’ll meet in the Sixth Form Club. Rick very kindly sent me this map – Bristol Grammar School is right in the middle of it:

Very many thanks to the Bristol Astronomical Society for inviting me along, to zookeeper Bob for letting me pinch a few of his SDSS-related slides, to all of you for posting fabulous pictures and being such keen and inspiring citizen scientists for the last 18 months and thus giving me so much to talk about, and to Rick for taking a lot of trouble to arrange these talks.

Hope to see you there!

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11 responses to “Galaxy Zoo Goes to Bristol”

  1. Kevin says :

    You’ll have to let us know how it goes, and if you could podcast it, that would be fantastic!

  2. Richard Nowell says :

    A recording is being organised at the moment, pending the commitee’s ok, and should be good enough for an adequate recording so at least people can hear what has been said. Could be a good experience if everything goes right! Nice!

  3. Jules says :

    Bit far for me but good luck to you both. 🙂

  4. Lovethetropics says :

    Please, for us who live so far away a podcast would be excellent, like being there with all of you.

  5. Joseph K. H. Cheng says :

    It is really great to promote astronomy in this way during the International Year of Astronomy. Good luck, Rick on your talk. The same goes for Alice & other contributors.

  6. Alice says :

    You’ll have to show me how to record your talk, Rick 😀 And by the way when I say Rick has worked hard to arrange this I am not exaggerating!!

    I’m up at 3:15 a.m. making more slides and ditching old ones . . . I can’t believe how much more stuff there is to add since October!

  7. Thomas J says :

    Great stuff, Alice and Rick. I wish you the best of luck 🙂

  8. Rod says :

    The talk was really good. Fascinating how things can take off and develop in unexpected ways.Three cheers for Alice who from her enthusiasm obviously lives in wonderland.

  9. jay_nail says :

    Bla Bla BLAAA can you stop telling us about Bristol this is a GALAXY SITE NOT A BRISTOL SITE

  10. SpaceMunkie says :

    Wondering about that podcast. Is it coming out soon? I’d really like to see it. Great job Alice and Rick!

  11. Tracy Kenneth says :

    Useful post. Been trying to learn a different language on the net but not having a lot of success, have been considering going to a local course so this is useful, thank you.

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