- Wednesdays (3pm - 4pm), ground floor seminar room, Ogden Centre West (OCW017) - our main seminar slot for external speakers.
- Seminar slot on Friday lunchtimes (1pm - 2pm), normally OCW017 - usually internal speakers, but occasionally visitors.
- There is now a brief astro-ph review 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.
- There are also some Special Interest Groups who meet regularly.
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.
- The student run Durham University Astronomical Society has a programme of fortnightly talks during term, usually held at lunchtimes in the Bransden Room.
Contact DetailsCentre for Extragalactic Astronomy,
Ogden Centre for Fundament Physics - West,
Department of Physics,
Durham DH1 3LE
Tel: 44 (0)191 3343635
Link between the growth
of luminous and dark matter
in star-forming galaxies
Observable tests of self-
interacting dark matter
in galaxy clusters
* A fixed Hubble captures
a rare lensed galaxy
* Tracing oxygen in the
halos of distant galaxies
* A measurement of the
A workshop held
in Durham 30th Jul - 3 Aug 2018
was held in
Durham 8-9th January 2018