Lectures take place at 7:30pm on the second Friday of each month between September and June and are usually given by lecturers from Cardiff or Swansea Universities and members of other Welsh astronomical societies. Almost every conceivable astronomical topic is covered.
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THE SUN IS A SOLAR-TYPE STAR
American Association for the Advancement of Science
A new study claims that the Sun is a solar-type star, -- resolving an
ongoing controversy about whether the star at the centre of our Solar
System exhibits the same cyclic behaviour as other 'nearby' solar-type
stars. The results also advance scientists' understanding of how stars
generate their magnetic fields. The Sun's activity -- including changes
CALM LAKES ON TITAN
University of Texas at Austin
The lakes of liquid methane on Saturn's moon, Titan, might be good for
paddling but not for surfing (for people who did not mind the cold --
methane boils at -161 C at normal terrestrial atmospheric pressure --
and whose feet were not harmed by liquid methane)! New research has
found that most waves on Titan's lakes reach only about 1 centimetre
high, a finding that indicates a serene env...
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