Astronomer talks on Sci-Fi

A capacity crowd came out Sunday 8th October to enjoy Dr Chris Crowe’s talk on the Astrophysics of Sci-Fi – a really positive milestone for the Newbury Talks project.

Chris Crowe, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, presented brain exploding concepts with clarity and humour – a real treat. He related real world facts and examples to all the best Star Wars and Star Trek concepts, such as alien encounters, warp drives and teleportation – which he deftly explained relates to quantum entanglement and was achieved by scientists from Delft in 2015 with a single electron. Beam me up Scotty!

Dr Chris Crowe FRAS is an astrophysicist, teacher, and public lecturer who trained at the Institute of Astronomy and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2010. He is now the Head of Astronomy and Director of The Rayleigh Observatory in London. He works extensively in public outreach at science festivals across the country, hosts public observing evenings, and recently has been part of a team designing a new state-of-the-art observatory in the Caribbean.

Newbury Talks is a non-profit volunteer group formed to organise interesting talks by engaging speakers on a wide range of subjects.

Information about Talks can be found at:

Entrance to Newbury Talks is free.
Donations, of course, are always welcome, and can be made via the Patreon page:

Volunteer Organisers are:

  • Trevor & Lucy Mathers live with their young family live in Speen.
  • Judith Bunting lives in Newbury.

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