What’s on

See below for a full list of forthcoming events including lectures, excursions, meetings and social activities.

Food for Thought – Educating the next generation of farmers and food producers

YPS Lectures
Date
16 Jan 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Dr Tim Whitaker, Askham Bryan College

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Making Sense of Sewage – Industrial Biotechnology

YPS Lectures
Date
30 Jan 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Dr James Chong, Department of Biology, University of York

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Biotechnology

Fantastic Planets and How to Find them

Café Scientifique
Date
7 Feb 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
City Screen Basement Bar
Speaker
Dr Emily Brunsden, University of York

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This artist's concept allows us to imagine what it would be like to stand on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f, located in the TRAPPIST-1 system in the constellation Aquarius. 

Because this planet is thought to be tidally locked to its star, meaning the same face of the planet is always pointed at the star, there would be a region called the terminator that perpetually divides day and night. If the night side is icy, the day side might give way to liquid water in the area where sufficient starlight hits the surface. 

One of the unusual features of TRAPPIST-1 planets is how close they are to each other -- so close that other planets could be visible in the sky from the surface of each one. In this view, the planets in the sky correspond to TRAPPIST1e (top left crescent), d (middle crescent) and c (bright dot to the lower right of the crescents). TRAPPIST-1e would appear about the same size as the moon and TRAPPIST1-c is on the far side of the star. The star itself, an ultra-cool dwarf, would appear about three times larger than our own sun does in Earth's skies.

The TRAPPIST-1 system has been revealed through observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the ground-based TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) telescope, as well as other ground-based observatories. The system was named for the TRAPPIST telescope.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech in Pasadena. Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at Caltech/IPAC. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

The Biophysics Design Project: a collaborative arts-science approach

YPS Lectures
Date
13 Feb 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Dr Lorna Dougan, Department of Physics, University of Leeds

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Leeds science art

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – reaching the parts other stimulators cannot reach”

YPS Lectures
Date
27 Feb 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Professor Anthony Barker, Medical School, University of Sheffield

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“Discovering Dinosaurs in Britain: the original Dinomania!”

YPS Lectures
Date
13 Mar 2018
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Dean Lomax, Palaeontologist

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Lomax & ichthyosaur