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WDAS - Next Meeting Dec 11 - Jeff Forshaw - Universal - A Journey Through the Cosmos
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

 Jeff Forshaw

  December 11th 2017

Universal - A Journey Through the Cosmos'

Speaker: Jeff Forshaw 
(The University of Manchester) 

7 - 9 pm. 
William Hulme's Grammar School,
Performing Arts Building





Meeting comments by the Society Committee, and then follows Jeff's talk.

Fourth of our society meetings for the year, and we welcome, to our Christmas meeting, the brilliant Jeff Forshaw.

The Committee will open the meeting outlining our events.

Prof. Jeff Forshaw from the University of Manchester, co-author of the Universal: A Journey Through the Cosmos and it was published by Penguin in September 2016.

'Inspirational' said Buzz Aldrin, what a recommendation!

Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, specializing in the physics of elementary particles. He was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal in 1999 for outstanding contributions to theoretical physics. He has co- written an undergraduate textbook on relativity and is the author of an advanced level monograph on particle physics.

Please take a few minutes to look at the LHC site from the ELHC or try a quantum course: Quantum Field Course

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 November 2017 )
2017 Christmas Meal - 4th December
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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Christmas Meal
4th December 2017
Eastern Mediterranean Restaurant

We are arranging a Christmas meal at a local Withington restaurant, which we have been to previously, that provides lovely Eastern Mediterranean food.

For those wishing to attend, please ensure you provide Zenith (or one of the committee members with a small deposit) to ensure a place, and confirm the numbers in your group.

For more details, or confirm your attendance if you missed the November Society meeting or to get more information of the restaurant, then This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to Zeinth.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 November 2017 )
Welcome to WDAS !
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Sunday, 01 October 2017



West Didsbury Astronomical Society was formed to bring people together who have an interest in Astronomy.

If you are into astronomy and you're in the Manchester (UK) area come and meet other local astronomers.

Everyone is welcome from the complete beginner to the more experienced astronomer.

There are regular meetings during the year and ad hoc observing sessions.

Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of every month - except in August - at:
William Hulme's Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, England M16 8PR
[Click here for detailed directions ]                        Meetings run from 7pm - 9pm.


Last Updated ( Monday, 30 October 2017 )
Sky Tonight at Chorlton
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Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Courtesy of John Walker and Formilab.ch, the online sky map - http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 November 2017 )

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