Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy

Regular Seminars

  • Wednesday Astronomy Colloquium (3pm - 4pm), Ogden Centre West Auditorium (OCW017). The astronomy colloquia are delivered by external, invited speakers.
  • Friday Lunchtime Astronomy Talks (FLAT; 1pm - 2pm), Ogden Centre West Auditorium (OCW017). Currently online at FLAT Teams. The FLAT talks are given by visitors and internal speakers.
  • Once a month, usually on a Monday, there is an all-astronomy lunch time meeting in OCW017 (1pm-2pm).
  • There is a monthly ICC theory lunch on Mondays, again in OCW017 (1-2pm).
  • A brief, daily review of astro-ph before coffee every weekday morning. This takes place in the OCW Level 1 break-out space* at 10:45-11am, with coffee following immediately afterwards. *Currently on Microsoft Teams.
  • There are also some Special Interest Groups who meet regularly.
During the Covid-19 restrictions, several on-line discussion groups have been set up:
Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
Astro coffee time

Lecture Series

Durham hosts two major lecture series of interest to astronomers:

  • The Grubb Parsons Lecture
    Given annually by a distinguished astronomer from outside the Department, it is named in honour of the contributions made by the Newcastle optical and engineering company Grubb Parsons Ltd to the development of astronomical instrumentation in the UK.
  • The Temple Chevallier Lecture
    The Temple Chevallier lecture series honours the achievements of Temple Chevallier (1794-1873), Durham's first (and only) Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy. The bi-annual lectures reflect his interests, encompassing, in turn, topics in astronomy, engineering, mathematics and theology.

Other talks