The next meeting is on August 13th, 7:30pm. We will be discussing Gravitational Waves and their detection, basing our discussions on a short book - Relativity: A Very Short Introduction by Russell Stannard (Oxford).
The last session on black holes (as powerpoint) can be obtained here and homework from a previous session was to watch this film. We will also of course be keeping up with the news, especially on Exoplanets, where Kepler has been making further exciting discoveries.
Simulation software. I will be using Celestia to demonstrate Exoplanet systems. The software is free and runs on Windows, Linux and Macs. I am developing some resources to show WASP planets and will put them here.
Much of the data and the plots I will show come from exoplanets.org, which has excellent catalogues and tools for exploring up-to-data exoplanetary data. Another source of reliable information is the Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia.
Interesting link!. Try identifying some Kepler planet candidates yourself. See www.planethunters.org