Check out these online astronomy events taking place in 2021

To register for these fascinating talks please click on the links below.

We will regularly update this page as details of more events become available.

Members will also continue to receive email invitations to join our SWHAS monthly meetings.


April 2021


Friday  30 April 2021
20:00 – 21:30 GMT

The Evolution of Planetary Rovers – Dr. Ezzy Pearson

Dr Ezzy Pearson is the news editor for BBC Sky at Night Magazine and presents its monthly podcast, Radio Astronomy.

With a PhD in galactic astronomy, her first book “Robots in Space” is out now and covers to topics of how planetary rovers have evolved over the years.

Her talk to us covers the rich and fascinating history of these planetary roamers. 

An artists’ impression of the NASA Perseverance on the surface of Mars.  Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Space exploration sparks the imagination, but nothing captures the attention like seeing one of Earth’s robotic ambassadors moving across the landscape of another planet.

Join us for our online live talk, as we take a look back through the annals of planetary exploration and the amazing robotic machines that humans have landed on distant worlds of the Solar System to explore their surfaces.



MAY 2021

The Dark Side of the Universe – The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh

Thursday 20 May 2021
19:00 – 20:00 GMT

Catherine Heymans has used the world’s best telescopes to map out the invisible dark matter in our Universe and confront different theories on the dark Universe. She will explore this dark enigma and explain why she thinks in order to truly understand the dark Universe, we will need some new physics that will forever change our cosmic view.



Friday  28 May 2021
20:00 – 21:30 GMT

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