MPAS Meeting April 2023

Society monthly meeting recorded on 20230419 at The Briars Mount Martha Observatory.

Meeting introduction was by the President, Dr. Peter Skilton. This was followed by Mark Stephens, Vice President, who presented “Sky for the Month”, then Chris Kostokanellis presented the Astro Mo Pho results for the month, plus the results of the members’ survey conducted a few months ago.

The main talk was a public lecture by Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder, Theoretical Physicist and Quantum Gravity Fellow, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, on the topic of “Existential Physics – Life’s Biggest Questions”. This talk was hosted at The Royal Institution, London, on 20210819.

Other educational videos were shown by Peter Skilton as follows:

“What Really Happened At The Arecibo Telescope?”, by Grady Hillhouse, engineer of Practical Engineering YouTube channel.

A musical closure followed, showing a video of stellar lifecycle called “Puffed Up Cores!”, being a parody of the pop song Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People. This video is courtesy of the Acapella Science channel, and features Tim Blais, High-Energy Theoretical Physicist and Canadian Science Communicator, and Luke Bailey.