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Astronomy Presentation - Rebel Star: The Sun's Greatest Mysteries

Friday 25 7.30pmMarch


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Astronomy Presentation - Rebel Star: The Sun's Greatest Mysteries


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by Colin Stuart, FRAS


The Sun is many things: beauty, beacon, battery, belligerent. It’s the biggest thing for light-years around and yet we actually know relatively little about it. That’s changing thanks to an armada of new spacecraft recently lofted into the solar system to scrutinise the Sun in unprecedented detail. In a talk packed full of jaw-dropping images and videos, Colin Stuart will be your guide on a journey deep into the heart of our nearest star.

About the speaker: Colin Stuart is an award-winning astronomy author, writer and speaker who has talked to over half a million people about the universe, including schools, the public and businesses. His nineteen books have sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 21 languages. Colin has written over 200 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal and European Space Agency.

In recognition of his efforts to popularise astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart is named after him. He won The Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction in 2020 and have been runner-up in the European Astronomy Journalism Prize. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, I’ve talked about space on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live.

This talk is hosted by Vectis Astronomical Society, Non-members are welcome: please book a ticket (for a modest donation) at the Eventbrite link shown