On Saturday, 22 May at 3pm BST (1400 GMT) the latest Worldwide AstroFest online event featured three talks that span the astronomical spectrum: from a drive way in the Cotswolds where parts of a meteorite fell in February, to the spectacular miracle of nature that is a solar eclipse, and to the very edge of a monstrous black hole 55 million light-years from Earth. Running time 1hr 54min.
Chris Bowden: a keen photographer and videographer who has travelled the world to witness and document solar eclipses. Alejandra Jimenez Rosales: a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration whose research focuses on the study of the properties of matter falling onto black holes. Sara Russell: Research Leader in Meteorites at the Natural History Museum in London who has studied February’s meteorite fall in Winchcombe, UK.
Astronomy Now’s AstroFest conference goes worldwide this year. Since 1992 amateur and professional astronomers have converged on London to hear about the latest discoveries in astronomy and space exploration. In 2021, the event is blasting off into cyberspace until we’re able to meet again in person.
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