- 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). The FLAT talks are given by visitors and internal speakers.
- 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.
- 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
* Sifting star-dust from the
* Star award for dark matter
A conference to be held in
Durham from 29 July -2 Aug 2019
was held in
Edinburgh 7-8th January 2019