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Welcome to the Oxford University Space and Astronomy Society's website!

The aims of the Society are to promote and encourage an interest in astronomy, astrophysics and space science throughout the University. During term time, there are talks on Monday evenings (free for members, 2.50 for non-members), and observations (free) are usually held on Friday evenings (weather dependent - confirmation is made by email to the mailing list). Click here for our current termcard. More information can be found here. Events are open to all.

Membership of the society costs 6 for one year, or 12 for life, and this gives you unlimited access to the society's talks. (Please note: life membership is only available to those who are members of the university.)

Please join our mailing list to keep up to date with the society! Weekly emails are sent out about talks and observations.

Hilary Term 2014
  • (Week 1, 20th Jan) Nathan Donaldson, University of Strathclyde: "StrathSat-R: Rocket experiments for STEM students"
  • (Week 2, 27th Jan) Professor Alex Halliday, University of Oxford: "Theories on the origin of the moon"
  • (Week 3, 3rd Feb) Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford: "Pulsars and extreme physics"
  • (Week 4, 10th Feb) Dr Brooke Simmons, University of Oxford: "The Galaxy Zoo"
  • (Week 5, 17th Feb) Professor Subir Sarkar: "Cosmology: the science of the universe"
  • (Week 6, 24th Feb) Annual General Meeting + Rocketry: Talks by committee members, build a rocket to launch later in the term
  • (Week 7, 3rd Mar) Professor Gerry Gilmore, University of Cambridge: "Gaia: the Galactic census begins"
  • (Week 8, 10th Mar) Dr Leigh Fletcher, University of Oxford: "Unlocking the secrets of gas giants"
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