- 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.
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
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* Exploring the jungle
* A limit on Planck-scale
froth with ESPRESSO
* Towards a direct
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due to CoVID-19
was held in Durham
on the 6th and 7th
of January 2020