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Orbital Oddities

Speaker:  James Fradgley MInstP

For our Christmas lecture this year, James will take us on a tour of some strange patterns weaved by the planets and satellites of our Solar System. He will introduce us to the Lagrange points where asteroids can orbit in tandem with a planet, and spacecraft can be shepherded to hold their position. There are resonances that bring planets and their moons into step; and the patterns and rings seen in the planetary rings. We will learn about Horseshoe orbits, Rosettes and instabilities amongst the wonders of Orbital Oddities.

Venue information:
       * Wheelchair access
       * Free parking
       * Coffee and Tea from 19:00