Theory and discovery…
The BNSS hosts a rich variety of science lectures throughout the year. Speakers often include professionals from universities or research institutes who have an intimate understanding of the field in which they work. We have a concentration of scientific lectures during British Science Week, held annually in March.
BNSS members also provide us with regular talks, with topics such as electrons, anti-matter, genetics and astronomy. We are lucky to have retired professionals amongst our members who are often willing to give a talk on an area of specific interest, and some talks are quite light-hearted.
Upcoming Science events
Joint meeting in house with Quekett Microscopical Club28th May 2022 at 10.00am to 2.00pm In-house. Talk at 14.30 (also via Zoom)
There will be microscope demonstrations, displays and gossip in house 10am – 2pm followed by a talk at 14.30. The museum will be also be open 10am-2pm.
Talk: Solent Seagrass Restoration Project7th June 2022 at 7.30pm via Zoom
Speaker: Dr Tim Ferrero Seagrass beds are wonderfully diverse habitats and good carbon sinks. Dr Tim Ferrero is the senior marine biologist with Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust and will tell us about this important ecosystem and what HIWWT are doing in Langstone Harbour. Dorset also has extensive seagrass beds along the coast, notably in […]
Talk: Relativity11th June 2022 at 2.30pm In-house and via zoom
Speaker: Danny Thomas Danny will introduce the history leading up to Einstein and attempt to explain Special and General Relativity in simple terms. In his presentation he seeks to use animation and pictures to avoid complex mathematics and the confusing paradoxes that arise from the theories. As an amateur astronomer, he is able to relate […]