Thursday, 3rd June 2021 (19:45 - 21:00)
Venue: Virtual Meeting
Details to follow.
Speaker: Michael Poxon
I have been interested in astronomy since about the age of 5 (even though my degree is in linguistics!) and especially variable stars. I independently discovered Nova Cygni 1975 while doing my A-levels, being a member of the AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers, an amateur/professional body affiliated to Harvard Uni). My special interest is in young variable stars and I run the Young Stellar Objects section at AAVSO. In 2002 I was awarded a NASA grant to participate in an astrophysics conference on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and have written a book on astronomy with binoculars.
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