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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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...
JUPITER NOW HAS 69 KNOWN MOONS
Nature World News
A new study has shown that Jupiter, the biggest planet in the Solar
System, has at least 69 moons. The U.S. Department of Terrestrial
Magnetism said that the study, which was originally conducted to
survey distant objects within the Kuiper Belt and beyond Pluto, also
aimed to look for new planets such as Planet X. It just so happened
that Jupiter was within the area in which the research w...
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